Microsoft has filed a new trademark for something called “Roboraid.” The trademark is filed under Class 09, which means it’s specifically designated as some sort of game software. Due to the nature of trademark leaks – being that they give us a name and a type of trademark and not much else – we know absolutely squat about what Roboraid is meant to be, apart from a game of some sort. That said, any more first party titles to beef up Microsoft’s 2016 in gaming could come as a welcomed fortification to an already strong lineup.
Xbox has been doing a mind-boggling job so far this year. On top of bringing AAA titles like Gears of War 4 and Quantum Break to us later this year, the company has also managed to snag DC Universe Online for the Xbox One, a game that was previously owned by Sony Online Entertainment before they sold their IPs (like H1Z1 and Planetside 2) to Daybreak games. If this new Roboraid game can do anything interesting, then it’s going to be welcomed by audiences on Xbox One and/or Windows 10.
The current lineup is somewhat lacking in truly unique ideas, and Microsoft’s first party titles currently are somewhat lacking in the sort of color and bright tone that many people are growing more accustomed to lately. Roboraid, something that has a relatively campy name, might end up being the sort of lighthearted and unique IP that Microsoft needs to put some variety into its portfolio in 2016. While all we can do right now is speculate, it’s exciting to think that there may be some new life being breathed into Microsoft’s first party lineup.