If you’re a fan of PlayStation and Capcom you probably know Deep Down, an ambitious game of exploring dungeons with a free-to-play scheme that was announced in 2013 as an exclusive for PlayStation 4. Just a few days before E3 2018, the studio gave a small clue that the project is still alive.
According to reports, Capcom sent a request to extend the Deep Down trademark in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which was approved yesterday, June 2. In this it is mentioned that the company is making a continuous effort of “product or service research or development,” that is, it is still working on the title.
The request states that Capcom is working on a product with this name. However, trademark registration can only be extended 5 times before the product is launched on the market. Each extension has 6 months, so the company would only have 3 years before losing the name “Deep Down”.
Are these signs that we will see Deep Down in E3 2018? There is no certainty in it. The last time Capcom extended the brand was in February 2017, when the company reached the first extension limit in 2016. After this registration, the game was forgotten for another year, until the registration of this day.
In 2015, the producer Yoshinori Ono declared that Deep Down was not canceled, it only had a change of address. “It looks like deep down will take just a little longer. It also looks like some people are starting to ask ‘did the development come to a halt?’ but it’s nothing like that. We’re thinking about showing something that looks completely different from what previously shown, although it might be a while from now,” Ono pointed out at the time.