Some consider Bungie is gearing as much as announce a fan conference of its personal, however it’s early days.
A trademark that Bungie initially filed in 2020 is making the rounds once more this week, prompting hypothesis that the Future studio might have plans for its personal conference.
Bungie’s trademark for “BungieCon,” which was originally filed in summer 2020, covers all method of merchandise, together with jewelry, buying and selling playing cards, pants, and boots, together with one thing extra befitting its identify.
The Items & Providers description states that BungieCon might apply to the “organizing and conducting [of] fan conventions within the fields of video and pc video games.”
The connection persons are making right here is that Bungie has plans to carry its personal fan conference. This potential concept is additional bolstered by the information back in 2017 that Bungie had trademarked “DestinyCon.”
If Bungie is certainly planning a fan conference, which may clarify the opposite Items & Providers descriptions for issues like jewelry, buying and selling playing cards, and clothes. It is not unusual for these sorts of issues to be bought at a conference.
Mixed, it seems that Bungie is at the very least within the concept of a fan conference, and even lower than that; that it desires to get the trademark to guard its future alternative to make use of that identify for a fan conference ought to the developer ever need to do that.
Trademark filings don’t at all times end in future product bulletins. For instance, Activision trademarked all method of Name of Obligation video games that by no means got here to be, including Secret Warfare and Space Warfare. That being mentioned, generally they do; like when Bethesda trademarked “Starfield” all the way back in 2013 earlier than the corporate announced the game in 2018.
Going again to Bungie, the studio has legions of devoted followers who love Future and will nicely need to attend some form of fan conference if Bungie have been to supply one. It would not be the primary time a developer of a preferred recreation held a fan conference devoted to it. Earlier than the pandemic, there have been in-person fan gatherings like ExileCon (Path of Exile), BlizzCon (Blizzards video games), TennoCon (Warframe), Last Fantasy Fan Pageant (Last Fantasy), and extra.
In different Bungie information, the developer just lately introduced an ambitious expansion plan for its studio in Washington which is able to assist a hybrid mannequin of in-office and distant working. Bungie additionally reiterated that it plans to launch a new, non-Destiny IP by 2025 and produce Future to “additional media.”