According to a registration with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, on December 15th Microsoft filed for a registration of a rather vague mark “Fragments.”
The mark is filed under Class 9, identifying game software (separate from Class 41 online game software). As of yet, Microsoft hasn’t shown or released anything that gives a clue to what this game may be, so we might be talking about a new IP? Only time will tell, but make your best guesses in the comments.
Thanks to eagle-eyed readers and Redditers, we now have footage of where Microsoft has previously used the trademark and have some minor inclinations to what this may be. In a YouTube video (below) from nearly a year ago (Jan. 21), Microsoft published a HoloLens concept video showcasing how users will be able to use the medium. In the video, one of the tiles seems to read “Fragmen” backwards, alongside Facebook, Skype and Netflix:
What does this mean? Nothing, for certain, however we may be looking at a game or service that is either compatible or exclusive to HoloLens.