BioWare, EA trademark Paper, Scissors, Stone

Australian trademark filing potentially points to another LucasArts-related project for EA RPG house.

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EA, BioWare, and LucasArts are weeks away from shipping Star Wars: The Old Republic, but it appears their collaboration won't be ending there.

A teaser image for an upcoming BioWare game shows stone, but not much in the way of paper or scissors.

As spotted by Halfbrick Studios' Ryan Langley, the November 30 filing is scant on details. The listing specifies that the "Paper, Scissors, Stone" trademark does indeed fall within the computer games category--specifically featuring science fiction themes--and has been given an M classification. The publisher is listed as EA, with "BioWare & Lucas" under author.

BioWare and LucasArts already have ties dating back to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the original Xbox, so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that they could have plans for future collaborations beyond The Old Republic.

As for original BioWare properties, the developer is set to unveil its latest new game (pictured) at the Spike Video Game Awards on December 10. Yesterday, Electronic Arts announced that it had acquired social game developer KlickNation, which will merge with BioWare's San Francisco operations to form BioWare Social.

For more on the confirmed BioWare-EA-LucasArts collaboration, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Discussion

44 comments
tgwolf
tgwolf

I would let them have it were I not opposed to anything EA does...

Jex9
Jex9

@RAidX0r Well you and I are on completely different forums dude. Oh and an example: look at the post RIGHT below mine. Just sayin.

RAiDX0r
RAiDX0r

@Jex9 I sincerely doubt MOST people want KOTOR 3. I would rather have TOR. It can delve deeper into the Revan/Exile story than a single game could have.

Jex9
Jex9

I wonder if Bioware has ever stopped and looked at the forums ANYWHERE, and saw all the comments about how EVERYONE would rather have kotor 3, and thought to themselves, "Hm. I think we might've gone the wrong direction with this one."

Dan21278
Dan21278

I don't CARE just give me KOTOR 3

tsiper
tsiper

Awesome I need a starwars RPG on my 360!!!!!!! EA a great way to kill a spectacular game company!!!!!

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

Coming soon... "Odds & Evens! Two out of Three takes it!" The MMO.

charlieboomboom
charlieboomboom

Bring back Westwood Studios or Strategic Simulations, Inc. these guys today dont have a clue anymore..

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Already given an M classification? Expect the game really soon then. I'm not interested at the moment, I don't like the route Bioware has taken. We will never see a KOTOR 3, stop kidding yourselves, Bioware hates its fans. Hell, pray that Bioware won't be ever in charge of a KOTOR 3. I don't want such a hyped up title ending up like Duke Nukem: Forever.

dkdk999
dkdk999

@Dan21278 every single project theres people going "oh maybe it's kotor 3". You guys just need to realize their never going to make that game :lol:.... But it's very sad.

xdude85
xdude85

Probably the most unappealing title for a game I've ever heard of.

flashn00b
flashn00b

Rock Paper Scissors: The role-playing Epic!

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Hmm... sounds interesting. I'm still waiting to see how Bioshock Infinite turns out.

Lhomity
Lhomity

Inb4 Alex Kidd comes back from the grave to sue EA for infringing on the janken mini-game.

Ni6htSorrow
Ni6htSorrow

It might be a social game developed by a studio with only the name Bioware attached to it. Well, it's not outside the realm of possibility considering the path EA has taken lately.

Tabain
Tabain

1. This filing was obviously for SW:TOR as they hadn't filed for a rating in Australia yet. 2. The new game they're working on is obviously an Indiana Jones RPG (pleasepleasepleaseplease)

weedman1985
weedman1985

Don't worry. Whatever EA plans to make, I'm sure it will involve a lot of DLC, probably have season passes and will be distributed only through Origin. So the actual "game" part of the game will be very short and insubstantial. Also, they would probably attempt to cram multiplayer in it. Everything I mentioned before is the reason why I stopped buying EA games, and honestly, I don't know how some people still expect anything half decent from them at this point. Look at the Gamespot page for Command & Conquer 4 if you don't believe me. That's exactly how your favorite franchise will end up eventually - in shambles.

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

So was eenie meenie miney moe already tooking

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

Well we know thiis gonna b a Kinect game now

pszone
pszone

I Just had it Bioware leave thr company know or im going to send an email to Eders scroll creator to get you out of this mess. EA stop runing pp great work your nothing but a crasher. YOUR worst than Activevision know. bioware better than you. plus i bet boiware didnt want an online mmo star wars game EA f you.

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

Umm... what about Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock! Now THERE's a game for ya...

KBABZ
KBABZ

Godammit it's Rock, Paper Scissors. Get it right.

NoviSadDude
NoviSadDude

Whatever it turns out to be, EA's definitely gonna want them to make a multiplayer version of it, too... Even if it's a point and click adventure...

Centurion95
Centurion95

Now that is interesting, let the wild speculation commence!

dkdk999
dkdk999

hmmm I'm really interested in this.

ADDADAC
ADDADAC

@Majkic666 They don't owe us anything, acutally KOTOR 1's storyline didn't necessarily call out for a sequel as the plot was tied up

Daian
Daian

@Majkic666 I've been hoping that for a long time, however, i think this is what we're getting instead, i know, that's deppresing. @megakick I can't really say that it's a WoW clone, but i've been waiting for Bioware to finish the KotoR trilogy for years, they just left the story hanging and now we're getting an MMO which i hate because they look old, they feel old and they're boring,grinding and repetitive. :| I've tried the beta, saw all those other players around me doing the same mission i was doing and that pretty much destroyed any sense of immersion, u don't really feel that special when there are 20 other people mirroring your "special" storyline. MMO's will always lack that feeling of being a hero, instead they make u feel like you are a dime a dozen.

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

I want the fighting to be like jedi academy if anyone was wondering

eddyoshi
eddyoshi

what they need to do is make a star wars game like jedi academy and have the convo wheel like in mass effect and this, cus jedi academy was awesome and so was mass effect, so combine them right and you have an awesome game

nevryn
nevryn

@Majkic666 Er... sure you can, its called World of Warcraft. The series started out as Warcraft 1-3 first in case you forgot and it seemed to have worked pretty well for Blizzard. Bioware is just doing the same thing though at least SWTOR keeps to the same basic formula: a strong storylined RPG, while WoW is pretty much nothing like the original Warcraft. Personally after having played through a couple of the classes' stories, and the flashpoints in beta, SWTOR's story is actually as good as if not better than KOTOR (depending on the class), and each class takes about the same time as 1 full KOTOR game, so essentially you are getting 8 sequels instead of just one, or at least 8 expansions. Given the standard "internet required" DRM lately for single player games, the only downside I see is the subscription fee, which you probably end up paying for in expansions and DLC anyways. Dont like multiplayer? Turn off your chat and pretend the random characters running around doing their own thing are NPCs and ignore any heroic quests. Poof you've got a single player game.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

It's already rated by the ESRB? Guess it's not too far away then.

megakick
megakick

Because MMORPGS games are no where near as good as single player RPGS? MMORPGS are made to be a grind so people keep playing and paying. MMORPGS are the worst RPGS. Making a new KOTOR is a lot more work then making a copy and paste WOW clone.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

I've seen this image before in connection to another game and studio.....I'm sure of it.......

tgwenz
tgwenz

Armed and Dangerous 2 yay

jamyskis
jamyskis

You just know they're going to retroactively sue Sega for trademark violation in Alex Kidd.

sknight175216
sknight175216

If Bioware made Kotor 3 and they mixed the real time combat mechanics from Jedi Knight with the epic story and game structure of Kotor (kind of like Jade Empire) then I would be so happy ha ha. Hey a guy can dream can't he? :P

Barighm
Barighm

@Majkic666 Not gonna happen. Old Republic, for all of its MMO trappings, actually maintains a strong single-player storyline and pretty much answers all of the questions the first two games posed. It CAN play like a single player game, and for the first free month, you could probably complete the story without subbing for another month. There's no reason for them to do KOTOR 3 (wish they would).

Majkic666
Majkic666

KOTOR 3! you owe us that! you cant just start a game series and then just stop and make an MMO, so get back on your drawing boards and finish/start on KOTOR 3!

jazilla
jazilla

Hmm. I hope this is a single player title. I miss KOTOR. I hope it is like Jedi Knight. That would be fun but I would totally play w/e they make really.