Publisher MyTona and developer Fntastic delay PC version open world survival massively multiplayer online game eve From the originally planned release date of March 1st to November 10th, trademark disputes were cited as the reason.
“Right before release, the game page was blocked on Steam at a personal request because of the name ”.eve,’” the company said in an affiliate statement. “As you know, our game was announced in January 2021.eve‘ The game trademark was available. After the announcement of the game, the above-mentioned individual made an application before us for ‘registration’ of the game trademark.eve‘ in America.”
According to both companies, a lengthy gameplay video will be released later this month, but the trademark issue will need to be sorted out first. Fntastic in a separate tweet said“We will release the gameplay video after consulting with a lawyer first.”
eve It will also be released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox series later.
See the full message from MyTona and Fntastic below.
Shortly before release, the game page was blocked on Steam at the request of an individual.eve.”
As you know, our game was announced in January 2021. At the time of publication “eve” A game trademark was available.
After the announcement of the game, the above-mentioned individual filled out an application for trademark registration of the game.eve” USA: https://uspto.report/TM/79314174
What future plans?
Previously, it was not aware of the existence of claims. We only found out about this on January 19, 2023 when we received a complaint and request to contact him from him.
Now we have the full details of the case and we will make sure everything is resolved.
We originally planned to post a long gameplay video later this month, but we need to fix this first. We will upload the video as soon as possible.
As a result, we made the difficult decision to delay the release to November 10, 2023. We understand that this may disappoint many fans, but we want to release the best game possible.
Our 100% focus is on the game itself and how to deliver the best possible game.
thank you. We hope for your support.
Maitona and Fantastic