Something is happening at Microsoft and it smells like a new game! Recently we picked up news that Microsoft filed for a certain Screamride trademark. Though there really isn’t much to tell about the project, we know that it is going to be an online computer game.
The trademark in question was filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on April 9 – you may read up on all the details provided by Microsoft to the USPTO by visiting the official website of the office here.
Included in the information provided is the Good and Services section where it says that the Screamride trademark is for ‘game software’ and to be exact it is going to be for ‘entertainment services, namely, providing an online computer game.’
Now ‘computer game’ doesn’t necessarily mean a PC game here as the US Patent and Trademark Office recognizes all games as such.
In fact, we are thinking this could be another Xbox 360 or Xbox One title. If only we could be sure it was for the Xbox One.
On the other hand, before we get our hopes high, here’s a reality check: filing a trademark doesn’t essentially mean that the game will actually come out or even if it is actually being made.
Here’s the official statement provided by Microsoft to Gamespot on the matter of Screamride trademark:
“Microsoft often acquires various trademarks as part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment.”
Make what you want of it.
As far as I can see, the Screamride trademark is for a game that is in development for the Xbox platform but Microsoft doesn’t want to drop the veil on it just yet. What do you think?