Publisher Capcom has filed a new trademark in the US for PS4 exclusive dungeon-crawler Deep Down.
As you may remember, back in August of last year, Capcom filed for an extension on the Deep Down trademark, which granted it exactly six months to present a statement of use for the trademark, proving that the name is being used in commerce in the United States. The deadline was February 9, 2017.
Since this was the fifth extension granted by the USPTO, which is the last available according to trademark law, a statement of use would have to arrive before the above mentioned deadline, otherwise the trademark would be automatically abandoned.
Fast forward to the deadline, February 9, 2017, and a new trademark, the game’s second, has been submitted. As always, whether this trademark means anything, is hard to say.
Deep Down was announced at the PS4 reveal event back in early 2013, but has since gone largely quiet. Later in that year, Capcom revealed the game would be free-to-play and delayed the title to 2014. Things then again got pretty quiet.
Fast forward to February 2015, and Capcom reassured fans that the game was not cancelled, but that changes were on the way, which in turn would require more time. And now we have this trademark.
It’s hard to believe that Deep Down is still coming, but alas, it appears it is. The better question is: when and as what?