Bungie Just Filed A 'Computer Game' Trademark For 'Matter'

Image: Bungie, via EUIPO

Back in June, Bungie received a massive cash injection, to the tune of $US100 ($138) million, from Chinese tech giant NetEase. The investment was earmarked for a game unrelated to the developer's Destiny franchise and today, that project appears to have a name: Matter.

Bungie's original announcement on the investment was thin on details. The trademark filing, registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, is sadly no different.

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What it does have is a single image, which you can find at the top of the article. Going by that alone, we can safely assume Bungie is working on a tactical paintball FPS.

Or not. Whatever it is, it looks to be multiplayer, going by the "Goods and services" section of the filing:

Computer game software downloadable from a global computer network ... Entertainment services, namely, providing video games and video game competitions via the Internet.

That's all we have to go on for now. Feel free to speculate in the comments.

MATTER [EUIPO, via PC Invasion]


    Please no more FPS. It is the most over represented and least innovative genre in gaming at the moment. Not to mention the most toxic and least friendly.

      That's where you're wrong, kiddo.
      The most toxic and least friendly is and will always be MOBAs.

      Yeah the ones behind halo and destiny are gonna make something other than FPS, top lol.

        Guerilla Games tried out something other than FPSs and it worked out OK.

          That is true, but basically bungies one saving grace is the fact they pretty much have the best feeling FPS gameplay around. With how bad they are getting at lots of other stuff i have no confidence that any game they make thats not FPS could end up good.
          The only reason destiny has stayed alive is just how damn good the gameplay feels

    Queue cease and desist notices to every computer game developer currently selling or producing a game with the word "matter" somewhere in the title...

    That actually looks like a pretty sweet logo.

    If this tanks then I really want the quote to be "We tried so hard and got so far but in the end it didn't really Matter [to anyone]."

      I have no doubt this will be the tag line of the IGN article if this game reviews poorly

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