EA announced earlier this year that it had established a new studio in Seattle, which is working on an unannounced open world action-adventure game under the leadership of Kevin Stephens (who oversaw development of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Monolith Productions). That studio, of course, has to be be formally unveiled with a name and a logo and what have you, but it seems we may now know at least what it will be called.
As spotted by VGC, EA has filed trademarks at both the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office for “Neon Black Studios”, with the trademark mentioning “production of video and computer game software.” Unless EA has established more new studios that they haven’t yet spoken about, it’s very likely that this is the name for their recently formed open world studio.
Of course, in the absence of a confirmation by EA, assumptions is all we have to go on, so hopefully, we’ll receive official word from EA on the matter sooner rather than later. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you updated on any new info that comes our way.
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