Bungie Aerospace has made its first public move: the company recently filed a trademark for “Crimson,” a bit of “computer game software for use on mobile and cellular phones,” according to the official USPTO filing. Color us red. I mean, intrigued.

We don’t know what Bungie Aerospace is, but we do know that Halo developer Bungie is responsible for its incorporation in Delaware and Washington. It might be a front or the start of another memorable ARG. Either way, the company has made a move to secure a trademark for mobile devices, which I fancy is entertaining to be aware of.

As Game Informer notes in its report, Bungie has recently made it clear that it wants to do something in the mobile realm; the studio is hiring for several positions linked to mobile phone development. What this project actually is, however, is still shrouded in a cloud of secrecy and, presumably, really hardcore non-disclosure agreements.

My gut says Bungie Aerospace and “Crimson” are connected to the studio’s next project, an original IP set to be published by Activision. Word on the street is that this game is a shooter MMO -- an MMO that might just offer increased connectivity via mobile apps.

Bungie’s recent talks certainly suggest that connectivity is something the studio values with this new IP. At GDC Online 2010, Bungie staff writer Joseph Staten posed the question "Wouldn't it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you, with lots of stories to tell, like a big, infinite storytelling horizon?”

He then said, “Man, that would be great,” which is the PR equivalent of “Yeah, we’re going to try our best to do just that.” But, shhh, everything is secret now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dimitris-Katsafouros/666754640 Dimitris Katsafouros

    And it will go off in a puff of smoke...
    Anyone still playing id's masterpieces??

    • http://twitter.com/VULTR3 Mike

      Quake 2 for life, fool.

  • Anonymous

    I've heard the ever-expanding game world promise a few times before... gonna wait for some evidence before getting excited about this one. It would be nice but no one's really succeeded yet.

  • http://twitter.com/spongefile Tina Aspiala


  • Frumius

    I want them to remake Myth for iOS. If TakeTwo still has the rights, then they can pull a GameLoft of sorts and clone their own title. Bungie, Just Do It!

    • David Simon

      Bungie sold the rights to the Myth franchise to Take-Two Interactivewhen they sold their own souls to Microsoft. Take-Two then published Myth 3, which was a flop, so I think the series is dead as far as they're concerned. We can only hope Bungie decides to buy the franchise back (along with Oni, I want an Oni sequel!)

  • Anonymous

    The strapline Per Audacia Ad Astra roughly translates as Boldly Going To The Stars.

    So there.

  • Anonymous

     Bungie's still owned by Microsoft, no? Seems like they'd be working on Windows Phone titles exclusively.

    • Cleggit

       Where's the money in that? It won't be Windows Phone exclusive titles. That's just stupid.