Microsoft has Filed a Trademark for Platinum Games’ Scalebound

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Microsoft and Platinum Games revealed their brand new action game, Scalebound, a while back during this year’s E3 expo.

Nothing has really surfaced for the dragon- and rock-filled game since then, but now we’ve caught word of a trademark for the Xbox One game. The mark was filed in North America yesterday, and this led sleuths to also discover that a trademark was filed in South Africa, back in May of this year.

It’s worth noting that Scalebound’s trademark features not only class 3 (games) but class 41 (online games), meaning the game could very well have an online component of some kind. What’s interesting is that Microsoft filing the trademark leads me to believe they own the IP, which also means it will never see a release outside the Xbox One.

This could mean that both Platinum Games’ boss Hideki Kamiya and creative producer JP Kellams will have their equal share of fans revolting at the game not being multiplatform, later down the road.

Despite the new trademark, we’re not expecting anything for the game until next year. Who knows? Perhaps we’ll get a surprise for the holidays?

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  1. landlock
    November 23, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Doesn’t the publisher usually apply for the trademark in NA/EU rather then the developer anyway.

    Also the game is published by MS the only thing it might appear on is the PC later down the road. That I thought was a givin’ already.

  2. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    November 23, 2014 at 1:57 am

    The talk around the watercooler is that it’s going to be a Monster Hunter style game, which would explain the class 41 designation also. I’ll be curious to see how it turns out once the dust settles. Kamiya’s combat flair and MH style could make for a very interesting, if exhausting, game.

  3. DynastyStar
    November 23, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Microsoft publishing an online game, who would’ve seen that coming? oh wait, I can see that shit coming a mile away XD They gotta make that Xbox Live Gold online service worth it in their eyes I guess XD.

  4. landlock
    November 23, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Sony could use some of this PS+ is getting worse by the month.

  5. Sarron
    November 23, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Shame it’s xbone exclusive, this looked cool.

  6. Nonscpo
    November 23, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Great for Xbox owners if it really is a monster hunting type game, will add some much needed variety. Personally Id hold off for more news on this IP before crying about it being an exclusive.

  7. Nonscpo
    November 23, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Personally I think its too soon to tell, but yeah if your looking forward to it I can see how the exclusivity would suck.

  8. Koroma
    November 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    pretty odd they already announced the game quite long time ago without a trademark isn’t it?

  9. Sarron
    November 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Platinum is a good studio, even if it’s for xbone kamiya will deliver something interesting.