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Microsoft renews Scalebound trademark

Lichter

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EDIT: there was a rumor saying that the development Scalebound has resumed (with another partner) but it's fake, according to Jez Corden (senior editor at Windows Central) which has very good sources at MS.




OP:

Status/Status Date:
SECOND EXTENSION - GRANTED
5/3/2017

http://www.trademarkia.com/scalebound-86458061.html

Does it really mean anything at this point?

Via: http://www.somosxbox.com/en/microsoft-renews-scalebound-rights/742544

s/o to thepapa from GDC
 

Jawmuncher

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They own the IP. I guess theoretically they could've reworked a contract with platinum or decided to do things themselves.


Or they could just be doing this so that we don't get an odd case of someone else using the name. So yeah could be something, but probably nothing.
 

Leona Lewis

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It's still their IP.

Regardless of intent for future use, Microsoft seems like the type of company to exert an overabundance of legal caution to protect itself.
 

Jintor

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were people excited about the IP or were they just excited that kamiya was actually working on something he seemed excited about though
 

FelipeMGM

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they still own all the stuff about that game, of course they gon keep renewing the tm. Doesnt mean they are planning to do anything with it right now, maybe in the future.
 

munroe

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It's just like when Nintendo renews the Eternal Darkness trademark, it's purely so no-one else can use it
 

Boke1879

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were people excited about the IP or were they just excited that kamiya was actually working on something he seemed excited about though

Personally I don't think Scalebound would have seen much commercial success. But it was different and was the kind of game MS needed to diversify itself
 

Raide

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were people excited about the IP or were they just excited that kamiya was actually working on something he seemed excited about though

I personally loved the idea of the whole game, especially the coop aspects. Maybe MS throwing out a more tech savvy team towards Platinum as support would be the way forward.

Maybe this was one of the reasons Phil was in Japan.