The latest development within the gaming industry has Sony registering a slew of interesting PlayStation trademarks. As things continue to develop at E3 2017, there have been plenty of big releases and announcements already, including the recently unveiled Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, a major overhaul and graphical update across all existing versions of Minecraft, and the longrunning Ubisoft franchise installment Assassins Creed: Origins.
And following the unveiling of Microsoft's 4K Xbox One X console -- itself an answer to Sony's higher definition PS4 Pro hardware -- the two titans of the gaming industry are no doubt both hoping to outperform the other when it comes to delivering exclusive titles for each respective system. On that note, the latest word has Sony registering a number of potentially lucrative PlayStation trademarks.
Per a NeoGAF posting shared by Twitter user Wario64, Sony has registered a number of interesting PlayStation trademarks of late, most notably including the cult-classic action-adventure title Shadow of the Colossus and the free-to-play quiz game Knowledge is Power, in addition to Frantics, Bravo Team, and The Inpatient. Whether this means these preexisting releases are due for future sequels or republication on the PlayStation Store remains to be seen. Check out the original Twitter post below:
— Wario64 (@Wario64) June 12, 2017
It would definitely be exciting for the contemporary Japanese classic that is Shadow of the Colossus make its way to the PS4 at long last after retaining its status as a best-seller for both the PS2 and PS3. And with the likes of Frantics, Knowledge is Power, Bravo Team, and The Inpatient joining its ranks following the recent acquisition of all five PlayStation trademarks on the behalf of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, something is definitely in store for Sony gaming enthusiasts in the near future.
Regardless of the form that any of these trademark acquisitions may take, it's definitely apparent that Sony is intent to bring back all five properties in some shape or form in the near future -- and is decisively hoping to expand its library of original titles by doing so. In the mean time, here's to hoping that official announcements regarding these developments are forthcoming -- and with any luck Microsoft may be hoping to bring back a few of its own Xbox trademarks as a response in due time.
On that note, stay tuned to Screen Rant for any and all further updates from E3 2017 as they continue to be announced and develop.