Zenimax Media stakes claim on new game title for "computer game software," snatches up URLs.
Bethesda Softworks will be closing out 2011 on a busy note, with the release of the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Rage. Looking to the year ahead, the publisher hasn't provided much visibility for its future plans beyond announcing Prey 2. However, one project on the horizon may have been unearthed today in a United States Patent and Trademark filing.
As first spotted by SystemLink, Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media has filed a trademark application for "Dishonored." The filing occurred on June 17, 2011, and it covers "computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles" as well as "downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices."
While game companies don't always execute on game titles they file trademarks for, it appears as if Bethesda is serious about Dishonored. According to a WhoIs search, URLs that include www.dishonoredgame.com and www.dishonoredthegame.com were snatched up by Web marketing specialist Rokkan.
Rokkan counts a variety of game companies as clients, including Rockstar Games, 2K Games, EA, and THQ. In May, the company announced that it had created a new in-game animation logo for none other than Bethesda.
I'm also definitely seeing a trend of potentially misleading article titles here at GS. The first time I didn't think anything of it, it happens. The second time I thought coincidence due to the sheer number of posts. But now it's obvious that this is purposefully being done perhaps to generate views. This is completely unnecessary since almost every news post gets 100+ comments easily. Very strange...
My assumption is also that the game has to do with someone's honor being compromised, because some major event happened that the whole point of the game is the player must redeem themselves/prove themselves heroic in the end? I remember before they showed New Vegas, it was a long, but not horribly long wait, before we actually saw something, compared to when the title surfaced.
@jefferson1964 Maybe an angry university student that gets their 'hons' removed from their bachelors degree.. Phewf.. What a game that would be.
Yeah did anybody else read that headline thinking bethesda's trademark had literally been dishonored..? Go easy on me gamespot. You confuse me all too much!
*tries to thumb down TomM_GScom's first comment* *realizes why can't be done* *keeps trying anyway* XD Beware though, if I was you I'd never talk back to us... lol...
@mgc9811 Bethesta is reserving the name "Dishonored" for a new video game so they can make and and maybe call it "Dishonored" when it is done. They do this to keep other guys from making a different game and calling it by the same name ("Dishonored").
@Gelugon_baat so we meet again Bethesda in fact i disagree about apostrophes I think Bethesda has been very dishonorable so to speak about this trademark if not down right malicious but at least i know i will be watching Bethesda very very closely for the next time it slips up cause now it's got my full attention
I was expecting something about Pokemon, what with the TMs. Dunno why Bethesda would have anything to do with it, not that I would mind an Elder Scrolls-style game.
I really wish GS would stop reporting on trademarks and website names and all that crap. What the hell does them trademarking 'Dishonored' matter? Could it be that a video game company is indeed making a new video game?
I thought the parent company had dishonored trademarks that Bethesda held. Thought it was all about monkeys in suits throwing the law at each other. Thankfully not.
@TomM_GScom You ask me, I think that the title would be less misleading if "trademarks" was not shortened. I know it was unintentional, but still.
Yeah I agree with everyone. The title mislead me as well. After I read the article it totally made sense. I guess I read it in a hurry.
@Viiper Perhaps my brain is malfunctioning, but I didn't write this headline to be clever or misleading. It's just a simple "this person did that."
Tom Magrino, you misleading so and so :@. I thought Bethesda was 'dishonoured' like got raped by the legal system or some crazy s***!!!
@ToTs_00 I agree, there is a big difference between clever and misleading. I thought someones parents were being dishonored? XD