Microsoft filed a trademark last week
for something called "Galactic Reign
," specifically in the categories of "video game software," as well as "entertainment services, namely, providing online video games." This could indicate an unannounced game, but Microsoft isn't sharing any other comments on what Galactic Reign
might be. Microsoft has a number of in-process deals with various developers, so this could be anything.
Companies and publishers will often file trademarks
on potential or even hypothetical projects, and then change titles or cancel the games entirely before the public ever sees them. When Microsoft finally announces something called Universal Umbrella
, then, we'll know what happened.