On August 1st, Electronic Arts trademarked Alpha Centauri, twice.
First, for a Computer game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices
Second, for an Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-line computer game; Provision of information relating to electronic computer games provided via the Internet
Does it mean a new game is in development ? Not necessarily, since EA already owned Alpha Centauri, but the trademark was cancelled in 2009 because registrant did not file an acceptable declaration under Section 8. To view all documents in this file, click on the Trademark Document Retrieval link at the top of this page.
The new applications are more broad than the old one.
Also, let's remember the original AC was recently released of GOG.com. Might be related to that, or maybe EA will relaunch Alpha Centauri on other DD service like Origin.
Lock if old.