Xbox One studio Microsoft trademarks a new game called "Eden Falls"

[UPDATE] Microsoft provides a "no comment."

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[UPDATE] Microsoft has provided a statement on the matter.

“Microsoft often acquires various trademarks as part of its ongoing business strategy, but beyond that we have no comment.”

The original story is below.

It's not just Sony that's snapping up trademarks for new games ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo this summer. On April 16, Microsoft filed a trademark application with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for a new title called "Eden Falls," listing the game only as an "online computer game."

Unfortunately, that's all we know, at least officially, about the project so far.

Finnish developer Brimstone Interactive says it is working on a sci-fi role-playing game called Eden Falls. Meanwhile, the website www.edenfallsgame.com is registered privately to an individual in California. Adding even more complexity to the situation, a new Twitter page for Eden Falls mentions Microsoft's Lift London studio, a new outfit that develops smartphone and tablet games.

We have reached out to Brimstone Interactive and Microsoft and will have more on Eden Falls as it becomes available.

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

87 comments
viperbit3
viperbit3

So many studios the question I have is how many will be exclusives and will it be good games

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

First 'Scream Ride' and now 'Eden Falls'... Hopefully these are fantastic new IPs and not something gimmicky or 100% Kinect focused

blastergamerx
blastergamerx

Please have some single-player RPG, not online!!

blackace
blackace

Sounds like Microsoft will have a LOT of games to show at the E3. Greatness is coming.

ohyde123
ohyde123

The burning question is.....will this be a shooter? if so then i will pass. Bring me a conker or another jade empire or something that doesn't involve pew pew. I have nothing against shooters for i do play them, but variety is always nice.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Eden Falls...sounds like a Kinect game featuring the NSA

wretch1d
wretch1d

You play as Adam, chasing Eve before she can bit the damn apple, after that fails you have skedaddle out of eden, the only upgrades are your doodle leaf, but you can use your furry friends to attack monsters and snakes. 

holidaysins
holidaysins

Im tired of hearing what microsoft will be doing a year from now ...

nparks
nparks

All we know is that after reading an Eddie post, we still know nothing.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Yawn. Sounds boring. And I garauntee I'm never going to play it.

lomar07
lomar07

The Xbone is God's console.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

I suspect it's another online shooter.

The xbox is clearly catered for the CoD-type gamers (not meant as an insult, only reference). I think they could benefit from more single player games like Alan Wake, which I thought was excellent. But what's the point if the people are only interested in shooting each other online.

hardeddie
hardeddie

Another online only game. Pass!

SoulScribe
SoulScribe

Next game "FallingFall: Falling down the falls."

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

TITANFALL...  EDEN FALLS...


Is everything falling at Microsoft?

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

Aint there enough online games already!? And bloody hell, what definition of online does it mean? are we going to have DRM nonsense, games made online just for the sake of online and DRM scemes?

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I was intrigued until I saw 'online'. :/

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

I'd be excited, but knowing MS, it's probably a generic shooter...

hystavito
hystavito

@ohyde123  The title doesn't sound like a shooter, at least not the typical kinds of shooters nowadays.

dajeffect
dajeffect

@eternal_napalm Dude i gave you a like, for the stupidity of your comment, you have to be the worst troll ever.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@eternal_napalm he wont be playing it because he dosent have an xbox one. hes a shitty troll that has no balls and dosent even lift

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@eternal_napalm lol, are you serious? Tell me you are not basing the quality of a game solely on its name. There is absolutely zero info about the game. Not a single tidbit of data. And you say the game sounds boring? Are you saying this simply because its a MS game and you're a Sony fanboy? That's about the only reason I can think of because, what other reason could you have?


Unless of course you have some type of precognition in which case, I apologize.

vorbzv
vorbzv

There is no best console but the xbox1 definitely isn't it..

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Devils-DIVISION  Wrong. PS3 had more exclusive shooters than 360 did. People who say otherwise have no idea what they're talking about. They may not all be online shooters, but most shooters actually aren't.


Gears of War, Halo, Alan Wake, and Perfect Dark. That's 12 shooters. PS3 had Killzone HD, Killzone 2, Killzone 3, Resistance 1, 2, 3, Uncharted 1, 2, 3, The Last of Us, Starhawk and Warhawk are both technically shooters. Those are exclusives. That's also 12 shooters. Don't forget Dust 514 and Haze and MGS4 which is technically a shooter, and the SOCOM games. Also don't forget Time Crisis 4 and Time Crisis RS


Literally the majority of Sony-made first party PS3 exclusives were shooters and there are a shit ton of other exclusive shooters, not counting third party. So no, please try again.

thes1imreaper
thes1imreaper

@hardeddie  So all you guys who are denouncing online games arent gunna play Destiny? Yeah right!! Your a pack blundering pack of morons if thats the case.

nparks
nparks

@battlefront1943 For a while there, everything was rising, and what goes up must come down, so it makes sense that everything's falling now.

wookiegr
wookiegr

@battlefront1943  Value Falls. Integrity Falls. Reputation Falls. Resolution Falls. Interest Falls.


They have a ring that's for sure.

holidaysins
holidaysins

I click on the articles for info thats happening now or the near future

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I love reading comments from the angry little Xboners. I laugh and smile while reading them. All I ever do is voice my personal opinions about things, butthurt festers, and I see a stream of salty tears come gushing in. It's unexpected, but hilarious!

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Lol. Look at this Xbone hiney rubbing going on. I feel bad for you all. Silly Xboners. For the record, though, I have a 360 and really liked it. Then Microsoft tried to murder console gaming, and I view them as a threat that could destroy my favorite hobby. So I speak the truth about their crappiness. And feel sympathy for anyone who got suckered into buying one lol

xen0f0rm
xen0f0rm

@vorbzv  That's a double negative. Xbox One is the  best console! Confirmed by vorbzv mistakenly!

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

@grenadehh @Devils-DIVISION  

Wrong? Ha! Nice try with passing platformers and RPG's as shooters. All your rambling was a waste of time, the PS3 had many more games on offer. It really is sad to see someone so committed to their point of view that they'd miss my point entirely--bit of a sore loser you come across. Perhaps it's my fault for seeing you as such, but I'll entertain you since you begged me to "try" again.

Sony have pumped out more first party games and IP's for their console than Nintendo and MS (especially IP's). Nearly 250 games--none of those first-party games have had the financial success that Call of Duty ( a multi-platform game) has had on the 360. It was always known as the go-to platform for your Call of Duty pleasures. The figure between the two consoles year by year is twofold for the 360. Black Ops sold 4 times as much on the 360 than the PS3. It has been said that games like Heavy Rain and Beyond would be a marketing nightmare for the 360, but you'd, no doubt with your inexplicably brilliant categorising skills, cast 'em into the shooters bin too. 

The Top 5 selling games on each console:

XBOX 360:
1) Kinect Adventures (bundled): 24m; 
2) Halo 3: 14.5m; 
3) CoD Black Ops: 12m; 
4) Minecraft: 12m; 
5) CoD MW2: 7.6m

PS3:
1) GTA V: 16.85m; 
2) Gran Turismo 5: 10.6m; 
3) Last of Us: 6m; 
4) GT5 Prologue: 5.4m; 
5) God of War III: 5.2m

Notice the differences? Next time read my comment. Now go to sleep.

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

Lol. What a cute little footpad. What's up, little guy? *rubs hair on top of head like a dog*

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@eternal_napalm i take it back you're super fat, cause i dont need to be nsa to find out what you look like

eternal_napalm
eternal_napalm

I loved my 360 controller and love my PS4 controller. Squeeze some more salty tears for me, baby girl.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@eternal_napalm  Shut the fuck up.


THEY TURKADUR!

Microsoft didn't try to do shit. Get over it, you sound inconceivably pathetic when you say that - any of you who say BUT MICROSOFT TRIED TO HERKA DER! 


Pathetic. They tried nothing. There was never a public release of anything that tried to "ruin console gaming" and if you are seriously suggesting that console gaming is some paragon of the industry that should never change or improve, 90+ million PC gamers would like a word with you so they can also tell you to STFU because we've been dealing with the exact same policies, and worse, for 2 decades.


Don't worry though. You stick to your Final Fantasy 27 and Assassin's Creed 11, we'll stay on our high horses with our actual creative, good games. Those that remain after the industry has forced developers to port what used to be PC games to consoles for you kids so they can make more money.

gunnmetal
gunnmetal

@eternal_napalm you speak like you need to go back to school for English as a second language. so funny that gaming is your favorite hobby you sound like a little bitch, how much do you bench again? you can't even change the oil on your prius. sorry you probably drive a tercel cause you can't afford a real car.

bdrtfm
bdrtfm

@eternal_napalm You should have accepted my apology before I gave it. Isn't that how precognition works?