Microsoft trademarks "Secrets and Treasure"-- Check out the logo here

Xbox maker files trademark application for new game, but that's about all we know.

Microsoft has filed a trademark application for a new game called "Secrets and Treasure."

The Xbox company filed the application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on March 14. It's listed as "game software," but that's all there is to go on.

We've reached out to Microsoft for clarification, though the company does not traditionally comment on government trademark filings such as this.

Microsoft also owns secretsandtreasure.com, having registered the page in February 2014. Right now, the URL redirects you to a Bing search page.

The company's E3 showing this summer will focus on games, with only a few appearances from Microsoft executives, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said last week.

What does "Secrets and Treasure" sound like to you? An Xbox game...or maybe something for Windows Phones?

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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99 comments
kerrman
kerrman

A lighthearted pirate RPG?

nparks
nparks

Is it a money laundering game where you have to hide your secret treasures from the IRS to avoid taxes and prosecution?

blackace
blackace

Sounds like a Banjo 7 Kazooie or Conker game to me. I don't think it's a Kinect game.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Insert snarky anti-Kinect comment here.

northArrow
northArrow

Probably another crap quality Kinect game

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

By the title alone, i say it's a party game.

robertcain
robertcain

Now this is more like it! Get those new IPs out Microsoft and you'll have a much better chance against your competitors!!!

Pewbert
Pewbert

Incisive reporting yet again, Gamespot. A company files a trademark, but we have no idea what it's about!

Fantastic.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Platform??? I see it being a children's platformer

khuzko
khuzko

will it run at 1080p 60fps ?

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Dear Microsoft, we need more innovative games for Xbox Live. Games like Roblox Murder Mystery and Spy Party are revolutionizing the multiplayer experience.

Make it happen!

deathwish026
deathwish026

blah blah box 720p one pixels lame blah eggbaskets. think thatl doo.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

This is not a game. It's a book. What you just saw was the cover. The full title of the book is:

"Secret and Treasure: How Micro$oft used deception to build a fortune."

Way to jump the gun, Eddie. Do your research.

JtheGrind
JtheGrind

Sounds like a puzzle game to me...

Fursnake
Fursnake

They should have worked on a better logo for it because the logo says "I'm going to be half-assed and cartoony".

flyincloud1116
flyincloud1116

Kinect power will be on display with the Ultimate Power in the Galaxy, DA CLOUD!

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

Sounds like a board game for 5 year-olds. 

pohman
pohman

logo is kind off cartoony so probably an mmo or mobile game

xtimmy1
xtimmy1

How can you hate a console? I'll never understand that. What did it do to you?

Sevenstorms
Sevenstorms

This sounds like Uncharted killer !!!!! Xbot for life !

Lhomity
Lhomity

Judging from the title and the logo, my best guess is it's a mobile game.

ACMC85
ACMC85

@StHapns247 Got it! You love it when the internet watches you, makes you feel so filthy you dirty dirty boy.

blackace
blackace

@northArrow You gotta love trolls who comment on things they don't own and never played.

rob9999991
rob9999991

@northArrow Let me guess...You make judgment calls but haven't even tried the Kinect 2.

TalSet_11
TalSet_11

@Pewbert  almost every gaming news outlet reports on trademark filings all the time.  Kotaku, IGN, RPS, Giant Bomb... they all do it.

blackace
blackace

@rawkstar007 Sony is the master of Deception. Remember when they said PSN gamers would never have to pay to play online. What about that Killzne multiplayer? lmao!! Yet gamers still on their knees behind Sony. lol!!

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

@rawkstar007  Deception? Like Sony stating the PS4 was capable of 1080p and 60FPS when a game hasn't released yet with both of those? Like Guerrilla saying Killzone would be 1080p? 

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@ACMC85 @StHapns247Exactly... The Treasure is in your pants -- the Secret is how many people are watching you at any given point.

northArrow
northArrow

@rob9999991 Let me guess, you think everyone that's tried it is a convert.


Or maybe you're just holding out hope that someday, someone is going to make a worth while game for it.

I'm not going to hold my breath

Pewbert
Pewbert

@TalSet_11 @Pewbert Oh, so that makes it perfectly fine then. I hope more people start doing it, even the common man. It would make for a better world.

Fursnake
Fursnake

@spartanx169x

Yeah I never said anything about whether or not people like cartoony. I simply said it looked half assed and cartoony. How about you comment about what I did say and not what I didn't say.

xtimmy1
xtimmy1

What did you want it to do?

pohman
pohman

@xtimmy1  perform better and freedom of xbox 360 and ps3