What is Microsoft's Throne Together?

Xbox One maker files trademark application for new mystery game.

Microsoft has filed a trademark application for a new game called "Throne Together," but that's all we know about the project right now.

The Xbox One maker filed the trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) on December 19 (via NeoGAF). Its purpose is listed only as "game software."

The title "Throne Together" could relate to a Medieval-themed game, though of course nothing is confirmed. Microsoft has a number of unannounced projects in the works.

We've reached out to a Microsoft representative for comment, and will update this story with any response we receive.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

62 comments
blackace
blackace

New IP being prepared for E3. 

BOOM!!!

tightwad34
tightwad34

I wonder how many people are going to mistake this for something related to Game of Thrones.

shakensparco
shakensparco

Seems like Microsoft is starting to realize they are falling behind in the exclusives department. Because the consoles are so similar and considering almost all AAA games are multi-platform, exclusives are going to be the deciding factor for which one I choose. The 360 had good exclusives in the beginning with Halo and Gears and Forza, but near the end of the console cycle, Sony was dominating with The Last of Us, Metal Gear Solid, Little Big Planet, Killzone, and Uncharted.


I only owned a 360 but started to regret it near the end when it stopped getting good exclusives besides Halo 4.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I wanna know more about Sunset Overdrive, Halo and that 'Black Tusk' game before I have something else to contemplate... Still... Anything in entertainment with the word "Throne" is a good start

deadpen
deadpen

This was a waste of reporting.

Barighm
Barighm

Sounds like an Xbox TV series.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

Throne Together....by the title alone we all know that is going to be a crappy co-op game in the likes of Fable Heroes

juboner
juboner

Thrown together, Thats Microsoft studios game design philosophy 

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

1. It's a pun, obviously.

2. A medieval mystery game sounds amazing

3. Take your consolewars shit elsewhere

mattcake
mattcake

In the UK the "throne" is slang for the toilet. So good luck marketing this MS :)

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

What is M$ Thrown Together?


The name of their new PR team.

The 1st 100 shows of their TV programming.

Forza 5s track/car selection.

Any and all Kinect games.

The insiders only code name for the Xbone console.



svdbygrce02
svdbygrce02

This explains Don Mattrick's Xbox release strategy

gt4980b
gt4980b

They either didn't learn from Xbone or...or...

They didn't learn from Xbone.

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

That's like naming your game Broken.If it doesn't deliver,it will be ridiculed forever.

DVONvX
DVONvX

The title of this article makes no sense at first glance. 

Zicoroen
Zicoroen

Nice to see new projects coming. For gamers, MS seems to have nice features. That one from 343 Studios and another from Black Tusk are great promisses too.

Zombrex
Zombrex

1.) Worst article title ever.
2.) Whatever it is, it's made by Microsoft so you can expect it to be an exclusive with poorly shoehorned kinect gameplay that will be overhyped, half-assed and under-supported.

elementonly08
elementonly08

Sony fans are extremely threatened by Xbox just look below me.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Throne together. I seem to be unable to get an image of Jaime and Cersei Lannister twerking in front of the sword throne out my head! What the hell is wrong with me?

northArrow
northArrow

Thrown Together sounds a lot like their console, but I don't know what this could be

Hurvl
Hurvl

It's a bad pun, that's what. I'd never make such a bad pun, I have standards. Standards embroidered with a hawk(ward) image.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Kinect-controlled co-op pooping sim.

KiLLLeR150
KiLLLeR150

I'm surprised it isn't some Xbone exclusive TV show or something, since that's all M$ is telling me the Xbone is good for.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

@shakensparcodead rising 3, crimson dragon, killer instinct, quantum break, titanfall halo and sunset overdrive to name a few is not falling behind

darkteddi
darkteddi

@mattcake they want us to use the toilet together as a game and spy on us with kinect. but half-life 3 has better chances of coming out than that being true

Djwolfram
Djwolfram

@elementonly08LOL M$'s history with exclusive titles is a joke,only GoW 2,3,Halo 2 and Halo:Reach delivered,rest is overhyped...$ony fans are not threatened :DDDD

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

@elementonly08  Try to lighten up a bit ma'am. Even an xbot has to find the title of the game a bot funny. Oops a bit funny.  Or maybe you are too damn serious.

mattcake
mattcake

@masternarwal I'm not saying "throne" means "toilet", I'm saying it's a slang terminology for it. In "Game of Thrones" I would assume Throne is not a toilet, unless I was on a very strange website :) In an ambiguous statement such as "Throne Together", who knows :)

streamline
streamline

@SI4cka, did that comment make you want to Hurvl?

andredaboy
andredaboy

What u guys are all sad...whether he thinks xbox is king or not...none of you have a life seriously...that's all I'm going to say no responses to anything u have to say...goodnight

Daian
Daian

Nah, probably just trolling, it's sad really that he has nothing better to do.

deadpen
deadpen

@perceptive_yoda @crazywolf5150   Hey yoda maybe you should have been a member of gamespot for longer than 12-26-13 before you make statements like that. You come off as an xbox employee being desperate.

Djwolfram
Djwolfram

@ignman23 learn some manners then we can talk,now go to mamma and tell her what a bad boy have you been