Valve applies for Deadlock trademark

Valve applies for Deadlock trademark

PC giant Valve has filed an application for Deadlock name with the US Patent and Trademark office. 

The news was spotted by Gabe Follower over on Twitter, who posted that the games firm had filed for the trademark in the video games field. While Valve is yet to officially announce the title, Deadlock is a hero shooter in the vein of Overwatch. 

The project was apparently previously called Neon Prime, which Valve filed a trademark for back in 2022. That filing is now dead. Before that, it was originally called Citadel

"Deadlock. Next Valve game," Gabe Follower wrote. "Previously known as Neon Prime, Citadel. Competitive third person  hero-based shooter. 6 vs 6 battling on huge map with 4 lanes. Usable abilities and items. Tower defense mechanics. Fantasy setting mixed with steampunk. Magicians, weird creatures and robots. Fast travel using floating rails, similar to Bioshock Infinite." 

He continued: "Basically, fast-paced interesting ADHD gameplay. Combination of Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, Valorant, Smite, Orcs Must Die.

Hero design pretty much inspired by Dota universe. Main map references modern steampunk European city (little bit like Half-Life). Initially game had sci-fi elements inspired by Half-Life and Portal, but after bad feedback dev team decided to focus on fantasy." 

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