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.