In news surprising no one in my house, John Wick has finally got the rights to 7th Sea back! Here’s the news that you know so far.
First, John Wick Presents and AEG released this statement:
For Immediate Release: A Return to 7th Sea
AEG is excited to announce that we have entered into a deal with John Wick Presents to sell back the publication rights for the 7th Sea game line. AEG will still retain rights to publish a number of products within that line over the next few years and we are negotiating and planning what that will be but have no announcements at this time.
John Wick was part of the original AEG development crew and we created some awesome worlds together during our first 5 years of business but 7th Sea was his personal passion project and while it benefited from being published at AEG, it was his baby. This deal puts the world he loves back in his hands and gives AEG an opportunity to adventure once again on the high seas in one of the most beloved gaming worlds of the last 20 years.
John Zinser CEO of AEG is excited for JWP and AEG. “The world of 7th Sea is just too amazing to spend any more time sitting on a shelf and while a deal we announced a month or so ago for that other property we developed has gotten a lot of attention this deal has been in negotiation for much longer. It is just good Karma that 7th Sea end up back with it’s creator. We are excited that we get to keep the part of the playground we do best and let JWP start to grow the brand again from the ground up.”
“It’s the game I get asked about most,” John Wick (owner of JWP) said. “More than anything I’ve ever done. I’m very proud of the work that was done, but I’m also very excited to see the game rejuvenated with modern game design and technology.”
“I’m very glad AEG is doing card and board games,” John Wick said. “They’ve proven to be one of the best companies in the world when it comes to those kinds of games. I’m excited to see what they come up with.”
Then John put out this video on his YouTube account:
Finally, John has made a Facebook post clearing up a couple things.
1) No aliens.
2) No twenty-sided dice.
Now, let me tell you something you don’t arleady know…
More than just playtesting too. Though I’m doing some of that too. I’ll keep you informed of what I can but if you want the official announcements swing by Sailthe7thSea.com and sign up for the mailing list. I’m really excited about what’s going on behind the scenes. I think you’ll be surprised and delighted by what’s coming.