Gosh, but Valve isn’t busy right now? Between Steam decks, VR stuff, and even Steam’s long-neglected mobile app overhaul. (Opens in a new tab)You’d be forgiven for thinking that the company had enough to not feel the need to create a new project. and you will be wrong Because of the new trademark that Valve used for (Opens in a new tab) On October 10th, it accidentally announced the existence of something called Neon Prime.
The application, which is still being processed by the US Patent and Trademark Office, states that Neon Prime is related to “Computer game software electronic game software video game software Internet Downloadable Computer Game Programs.” My outstanding deductive power tells me this means that it is related to video games and video game software. And the Internet seems to agree: there are already rumors. (Opens in a new tab) Neon Prime could be a new game or series from Valve.
But let’s not move ahead of ourselves. It’s tempting to make bold predictions about what Valve is doing. many things that may be under “Computer game software” is enormous. It might just be a new tool. anti-cheat Or the new doodad software for the Steam Deck, but look, you can believe it’s Half-Life 3 if that’s what makes you happy. I will not stop you
It’s also worth remembering that trademarks are filed all the time and not in use. Even if it’s a larva concept for a new game, any plans Valve has for Neon Prime may be years into the future, or they may never see the light of day. It could just be that Valve thinks Neon Prime is a really cool title and wants to pin it before others think. The possibilities of being possessed are endless.
Still fun to guess? And Valve has been very enthusiastic lately. Heck, we have our first Half-Life game in 13 years when Half-Life: Alyx. (Opens in a new tab) Launching in 2020, it’s beyond the scope of the possibility that we’ll see a new game from Valve in its current dynamic state. Perhaps the game that made it first and foremost for the Steam Deck? Now, thinking about it, ‘Neon Prime’ has the same number of characters as ‘Half-Life 3’, letting the rumor mill spin.