Valve currently has revitalized its gaming efforts proactively. The company recently released VR exclusive title Half-Life Alyx in 2020 and a free-to-play title called Aperture Desk Job. The gaming giant also recently came under the limelight for the release of the handheld PC hybrid Steam Deck.
While most companies would take a breather with all the success, it seems the team has already shifted gears in their development endeavours. Earlier, the company registered two trademarks under The United States Patent and Trademark Office called “Neon Prime”.
A look through the Goods and Service section of one of the two Neon Prime listings lists something interesting.
It says: “Computer game software, electronic game software, video game software, computer game programs downloadable via the internet.” The first record also focuses on computer games and hardware but is broader in detail.
This can mean that Valve might be creating a new title or another hardware peripheral for Steam. Of course, companies file trademarks regularly for internal products which never see the light. Given the tech company’s prior history, this could be one of those cases.
Our guess is as best as anyone else. Gabe Newell, CEO of Valve, earlier commented that the company is interested in actively creating more titles. In an interview with 1news in 2021, Newell said that the success of Alyx compelled the company to release more single-player titles. Some of them are already in active development.