Bethesda parent company ZeniMax has filed a trademark application for a new game called “Deathloop.” The goods and services described in the trademark application filed with the United States Patent & Trademark Office on December 26, 2018, states that Deathloop could be an online-enabled mobile game. That’s all there is to go on at this stage, however.
Bethesda enjoyed tremendous success with its first mobile game, Fallout Shelter, so it’s no surprise that the company may be returning to that arena with a new game. Bethesda opened a new studio in Montreal back in 2015, and that branch was dedicated in part to mobile game development.
A so-called death loop in a video game is when a game reloads after a save with players finding themselves thrust into a situation they can’t get out of without dying. A death loop is also a problematic situation that can happen in kitesurfing. While we don’t know what Bethesda’s Deathloop video game is about, it’s probably not related to kitesurfing.
It’s also possible that Deathloop never becomes a video game, because it could be that Bethesda is merely trademarking the name to protect its potential future use.
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