Square Enix trademarks Deus Ex Universe, Hitman Sniper, and Hitman Go

#14
This is...worrisome. Rather that they come up with some new concepts for their F2P and MMO experiments, versus shoehorning them into established single player universes. Never works out.
 
#15
Hitman Sniper could just be the sniper challenge that came with pre-orders of Absolution.


Though, iPad?
They considered evolving the Sniper Challenge into a full game, based on how well it was being praised. This might be it.

And this might be the end of the series.
 
#16
I bet all 3 of these will be rich and immersive single player games with groundbreaking gameplay concepts, an engaging story, and memorable characters that will have people talking about for decades.
 
#18
King of Limbs.

I expect the same things. "Hitman Sniper" most likely is "Hitman: Sniper Challenge" with more missions available as a standalone release. Last I checked, it's still only available to those that preordered Absolution.

"Deus Ex Universe" might be similar to the The Division, Deep Down and Destiny; feeding on the MMO craze (That's 4 games with D's for MMO).
 

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#32
Think there was some Hitman thing due to be released soon on mobile, but thought that was cancelled during the layoffs earlier this year.
 
#33
Think there was some Hitman thing due to be released soon on mobile, but thought that was cancelled during the layoffs earlier this year.
Actually Square Enix Montreal (not to be confused with Eidos Montreal) was moved from a AAA console Hitman to an iPad Hitman based on Square Enix's statements, so it's presumably that.
 
#35
Why get invested in a immersive, rewarding experience when you can poke an ipad screen a couple minutes a day for cyborg points? Or, you know, spend $25 on your pretend robot glasses so you don't have to actually play the game.
 
#38
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#42
They're ensuring they have the rights to an MMO version of one of their most popular franchises. This really doesn't indicate shit.

The Hitman listings are more telling though. Both sound very much like mobile/casual experiences.
 
#43
They're ensuring they have the rights to an MMO version of one of their most popular franchises. This really doesn't indicate shit.

The Hitman listings are more telling though. Both sound very much like mobile/casual experiences.
Yeah, you just don't own MMO rights unless you trademark Deus Ex Universe.

This also explains why they didn't make a trademark like that for any other franchise.
 
#46
Great, another persistent universe joins the fray - with The Division, Destiny, Deep Down, probably a bunch of others we haven't heard about yet too...