Sony trademarks “Psygnosis”, see the filing here

Tuesday, 1st October 2013 09:42 GMT By Dave Cook

Sony has trademarked “Psygnosis”, as in the former Liverpool-based studio that created the WipEout series. We’ve no idea what it means, but you can check out the filing here.

As you can see, the filing was made by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in London on September 25. Seeing as Psygnosis is a studio name – rather than a game – this could be some sort of formality that allows the publisher to keep hold of its old games, like WipEout.

Or in a wilder theory, are we on the cusp of seeing the studio reborn? Rebranded Sony Studio Liverpool, the outfit was shuttered last year, along with the cancellation a rumoured WipEout PS4 project and other games.

What do you think? Is it about to make a come-back?

Via AGB.



  1. gomersoul

    Hopefully we’ll see a return of psygnosis, it’s great to see studios opening rather than closing all the time

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DrDamn

    Something to do with the re-imagining of Shadow of the Beast?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. alterecho

    It would be amazing if they made Metal Fatigue 2. One of THE best games i’ve played.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    Wipeout PS4 edition should be a launch title to show off the new Sony VR unit.

    That and Motorstorm.


    That must be it.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. VibraniumSpork

    @4 “Wipeout PS4 edition should be a launch title to show off the new Sony VR unit.”

    #5 1 year ago
  6. mistermogul

    Oh the memories!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. pcbros

    Are we about to see the return of Barbarian?!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. revolting

    Hmm, I wonder if this has anything to do with the sadly underwhelming Shadow of the Beast relaunch Sony showed at E3?

    #8 1 year ago

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