The Steam company has registered ‘Neon Prime’ in the United States, a trademark related to ‘video game software’. It is speculated with a game of ships in the style of FTL: Faster Than Light.
Valve is not only the company that owns Steam: although it shows it every so often, Gabe Newell’s firm is also a video game developer and publisher . Of course, he hasn’t launched a major project since March 2020, when he surprised everyone with the wonder of Half-Life: Alyx taking full advantage of the features of virtual reality. For the launch of his successful Steam Deck, which can now be purchased without pre- order, he also published the little experiment Aperture Desk Job , set in the Portal universe.
Now that we haven’t had a new Valve game for quite some time, rumors and speculation are ringing again that the company could be about to launch a new one on the market. The suspicions are well founded, since it has been known that Valve itself has registered the trademark ‘Neon Prime’ in the United States. Specifically , two registration applications have come to light that make it very clear that they want to use that trademark for ” video game software “ , as it appears in the category of the report.
Could it be a new FTL -style game ?
At the moment there is no official information about this Valve project, although in ResetEra we find statements from a supposed former employee of the company who suggests that it could be an FTL: Faster Than Light style game : ” Hmm wonder if this is finally the FTL-like ship building game we were working on once upon a time, or if that got shelved. I guess time will tell.” Indeed, we will have to wait for a possible official announcement from Valve to find out.