Microsoft trademarks mystery Fusion Vault, Genesis & Sentient names

By Tom Warren, on 30th May 11 5:54 pm with 13 Comments

Microsoft has been busy trademarking a number of ‘Fusion’ products.

The software giant has filed for three trademarks recently, each containing the word Fusion. Zunited has discovered the following trademarks:

Microsoft has previously trademarked Kinectimals, Kinect and “you are the controller” using the U.S. Trademark system. Speculation centers on Microsoft’s Xbox plans given the timing of the trademark filings. Each trademark was filed in the U.S. on March 25 and will be open to opposition in late June. The trademarks are filed under computer games software or entertainment services, namely, providing an online computer game.

Microsoft is known to be working on new music/video/game services, codename “Ventura”. The Ventura project is a set of services being developed by Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices (E&D) unit. The services will focus on music and video discovery and consumption. “Ventura” also appears to run on Microsoft’s Azure cloud hosting. Little is known about “Ventura” and how it fits into the company’s Zune music and video services. It’s possible that Fusion is part of Microsoft’s Ventura work.

Microsoft is expected to announce a range of new Kinect games next week at E3. The company is likely to announce a number of key Xbox 360 games and Fusion could simply be a trilogy of web based games on the horizon. Stay tuned for WinRumors E3 Microsoft coverage next week.

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, maybe Fusion is what’s going to connect Xbox, PC and phone/tablet? Fusion Vault sounds like some sort of clound storage system, maybe for media?

  • Anonymous

    Hmm, maybe Fusion is what’s going to connect Xbox, PC and phone/tablet? Fusion Vault sounds like some sort of clound storage system, maybe for media?

  • http://twitter.com/abhi1manyu Abhimanyu Jamwal

    i like i like this…….the FTC shackles are all loose….cant wait for the giant to be up and fighting with full force, hope to see some nice range of products and services

    • http://www.facebook.com/travisbrowny Travis Brown

      Just out of curiosity, is it possible for those shackles to be placed on Microsoft again if they dip their feet into all sorts of waters? Or is the chance of that happening again extremely slim?

    • Anonymous

      With the way the market looks today I think the chances are very slim. There are 3 HUGE companies that are competing the next years in Googe, Apple and Microsoft, so Microsoft will have to do something crazy to get into trouble again.

    • Anonymous

      With the way the market looks today I think the chances are very slim. There are 3 HUGE companies that are competing the next years in Googe, Apple and Microsoft, so Microsoft will have to do something crazy to get into trouble again.

  • Anonymous

    The Australian classification website lists a Fusion: Genesis game by Microsoft Game Studios classified on May 20 as PG for “Mild science fiction violence and coarse language”.

     http://www.classification.gov.au/www/cob/find.nsf/5c2433d416948a0bca25759f00820d25/7da88c824f17e27dca257896005d86de?OpenDocument

  • FMH

    Tom could be right about Ventura. Fusion sounds much better than Ventura.

  • http://twitter.com/jimmyfal Jimmy Fallon

    I can hear the ground rumbling very far away in the distance, like the approaching Godzilla….

  • HenningK

    Totally unrelated – is there a way to subscribe to a “full-length” feed for winrumors? I get really annoyed by all these headline+3-line summaries of the articles. You know you can put ads in feeds now, right? Right??? :)

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    Tha day of ms commeth.

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