Neal Hallford, co-author of Betrayal at Krondor is discussing the possibility of remaking BaK if enough buzz is generated. Visit this facebook thread and share!
Well, the situation turns out to be more complicated than that. This is an excerpt from *a* mailing list where Mr. Feist replied to a fan asking for the possibility af a BaK remake for its 20th anniversary and the rights involved:
I like Neal and John, but Neal was totally inappropriate with his post; he did that before John contacted me to ask about those rights. Neal has always been a little impulsive.
In any event beyond that there is nothing I can speak about publicly.
Another Feist’s comment on the rights “sitting in a box someplace in the company formally known as Sierra OnLine”:
Yup. I speak from experience that NO ONE at Activision/Blizzard gives a crap, or even knows about it.
Trust me, just getting my story rights back took years, not because they didn’t want to give them back, but because no one knew what we were talking about.
This leaves me and the many fans out there wondering who’s holding the rights for the game. Is it the now defunct Sierra Online (at the moment owned by Activision) or perhaps R.E.F. himself?
Anyway, time will tell if we are ever going to see a BaK remake or even “Thief of Dreams”, the real sequel to Betrayal at Krondor.