has registered a number of new trademarks, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Old Republic
, Star Wars Legends
, and Star Wars Sagas.
This news is interesting as is, but it gets really
juicy when you read the type of patent and its description: "Entertainment services provided on-line by means of global and local area networks, namely, providing interactive computer game software, interactive video game software and interactive computer games and interactive video games, all on-line by means of global and local area networks ... "
That sounds awfully MMO-like, doesn't it? It's not even remotely conclusive though. It could be another kind of multiplayer, or it could even be some kind of web-based community service connected to a single-player game; the patent description suggests that it's also for news and "fan club services."
That said, it could be the fabled, BioWare Austin-developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic MMO.
We suppose it all depends on just how badly you want to believe!