Is Bethesda leaving the lands of Skyrim and journeying forth into outer space, the great unknown? A recent trademark application dredged up by Gamespot says this may be the case.
Zenimax, parent company of Bethesda, is looking to trademark something called Starfield. The trademark application covers, “Entertainment services, namely, providing online interactive computer games; entertainment services, namely, providing information relating to electronic computer games via the Internet. Computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the Internet and wireless devices; computer game software for use with online interactive games.” In short, it covers pretty much everything you want to cover if you are looking to make a video game.
Bethesda has not yet commented on this trademark, however there are a few rumors that point toward the development of a brand new Bethesda IP. First, Bethesda has been rumored to be looking toward making a sci-fi RPG for about a year now. Secondly, Battlecry Studios, the newest studio under Bethesda’s wing, is working on a new free to play IP that hasn’t yet been announced. Either of these could be the Starfield that Zenimax is trademarking.