[Updated] Highwire games abandons ‘Golem’ trademark – is the PSVR title doomed?

Update: 

It would appear that Highwire Games has reached out to RoadtoVR and confirmed that this was, in fact, a slipped renewal deadline. The game is reportedly still on track for a 2018 release.

*phew*

Original Article:

It would appear the much anticipated PSVR title ‘Golem’ has hit yet another snag on its way to release – this one, however, is a doozy…

Highwire games – the development team behind the title that has been in some form of infinite limbo since the initial PSVR launch footage – has officially abandoned the trademark. Meaning the title may well be dead in the water.

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Reddit user AlphaFoxWarfare posted these images earlier this morning on a thread in the R/PSVR subreddit. Pointing out also that at this time, Highwire holds no other trademarks, meaning this is unlikely to be a name or concept change.

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Now of course this isn’t set in stone, many times developers may accidentally let a trademark lapse. However, with it being such a high profile title that has seemingly been living in turmoil for some time now, it is a little disconcerting.

The last time Golem was in the limelight was during PSX 2017, when we were treated to a live demo of the game. At the time it looked like things were going swimmingly. Despite some viewers having concerns over the basic VR control options, considering how far that field of VR gaming has come since this game was announced.

Of course, all of this is currently speculation coming off of one abandoned trademark, but you can’t help but feel a little grim for the future of the title.

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Tom Miles

The English half of Level 2 Gamers. Horror, JRPG and VR fan. Overwatch addict. Tom@Level2Gamers.com

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