Trademark registration suggests Daybreak’s new game is called Parabolic

Massively OP tipsters Gankstar and Scott both noticed that just one month ago, Daybreak filed a trademark for what appears to be an expansion or new game. We’re guessing the latter.

The MMO company formerly known as SOE apparently registered a trademark for something called “Parabolic” back in August. The boilerplate covers goods and services comprising “computer game software and video game software; downloadable multiplayer, real time computer and video game software that is downloadable via an online service for entertainment purposes” and “providing on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics related to games and gaming; providing on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users for playing games; broadcasting services.” The usual.

We’ve known Daybreak was working on something, possibly an FPS, for quite a while, thanks to a stream of job openings, but this is the first time we’ve gotten a clue about the project’s name.

Source: Trademark search. Thanks so much, Gankstar and Scott!
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I’m not a hater. I chose to stick to the positives, and spread joy rather than hate. I think most of my posts speak to that. But I have to say that there are so many times I feel like popping into a game, and then remind myself that it’s Daybreak, and decide not to. I really don’t feel that this is a gaming company at all. They give off the vibe that they are a bunch of rich investors searching for their ROI from the acquisition of SOE. And I know that, at the very top, most companies these days are just that, but a lot of them have been smart enough to hire that layer in between that appeals to their consumers. I just feel like Daybreak wants to rob me…

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rafael12104

Good thing it is trademarked now. Because everyone knows that with a name like Parabolic, it is going to be a hit.

Sorry DBG. Low hanging fruit and my feathers are still a bit ruffled because of EQN.

But, it does set ones mind to wonder. Parabolic? A Satellite Dish repair simulator? Or maybe a new type of voice activated MOBA using a Parablic mic?

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Leiloni

I’m assuming they’re going with this definition, but that still doesn’t tell me anything other than it’s a game with a story. So, it’s a game.

par·a·ble
ˈperəb(ə)l/Submit
noun
a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
synonyms: allegory, moral story/tale, fable, exemplum
“the parable of the prodigal son”

Or maybe they really are just making a math game!

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Utakata

I am hoping from my source of the definition it will be much more mathematical than metaphorical. :)

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Jeff

MOBA or FPS

in other words crap.

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Korra the Legend

Daybreak, instantly lose all interest, I never will play any Daybreaks game even if they pay me for it!

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thirtymil

I’m thinking perhaps it will involve, say, 100 players, scavenging for weapons, and an ever-shrinking circle in which to fight, and the last one wins. Wait, has that been done before?

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MesaSage

The only thing going Parabolic is my disinterest in DBG.

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Raimo Kangasniemi

The consensus last year seemed to be that they are working on FPS game, so this is it probably.

I’m very neutral, but the fact that they are still working on a new game is at least good for the existing jobs and perhaps for existing games and their players also.

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Nick

According to their jobs listings the San Diego studio is making a FPS and Texas studio is making an action combat game.

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drelkag

What they done to Landmark really soured me from anything they put out. I don’t wish bad on the company but I’ll be passing.

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kofteburger

Me too. Daybreak is not getting a single penny from me after Landmark.

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Reht

In all fairness “what they done to Landmark” and “what they did to EQN” was done because of the decisions made by the management of SOE, those folks didn’t survive or long survive the sale of SOE to CN – it clearly wasn’t worth saving at that point. I can’t speak to the state of other DBG titles, but EQ’s last couple of expansions have been significantly better than last couple under the management team that was in place before the sale. I have more faith in DBG now than i did in SOE 5 years ago.

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Nick

You must not play EverQuest 2 then, because it went downhill at an incredible pace once they turned into Daybreak.

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Reht

You’re right, but i guess you didn’t read my entire post because i specifically said that i can’t speak to the state of other DBG titles…

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Nick

Sorry I was too flustered by your inane comment that some how management is better. The reason EQN was ruined was because they were forced to keep undercutting it to make the sale of the company look more attractive to buyers, Sony was trying to sell the studio for years and EQN development debt made it look horrendous, stopping development outright was part of the deal to sell to CN.

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Reht

EQN was ruined because of one person’s vision and unchecked ego and Smed’s poor decision making in allowing it to go on so long. There are too many former devs from multiple teams (including the EQN team) who have finally spoken out on multiple sites regarding what went down for me to believe it’s simply a case of disgruntled employee-itis and has zero basis in fact. Yes, the company was bleeding money for years due to mismanagement, but that was more than just EQN…

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Nick

Who said it was just a disgruntled employee? Oh, and here is what current management thinks of EQ1 and EQ2 https://twitter.com/DaybreakGames/status/911232478228164609

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Gamer Alek

To be fair, DCUO is pretty awesome, but I do wish EQ2 would get an updated engine and doesn’t look so damn old.
I would gladly play it again, but it needs to not look like it was released in 2004.

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Reht

I couldn’t care less about them not having posters, i know EQ, EQ2 and PS2 aren’t their flagship games. I can accept the fact that they are the games they are going to keep milking for as long as they can. I am ok with that as long as we continue to get decent or better expansions.

I won’t presume to argue or disagree with you about EQ2 because i don’t play it, i will take your word for its current state. My opinion is based upon my experience with EQ, and EQ only and discussions i have had with former devs. My overall experience has been a much more positive experience since they showed Smed, Ponytail, etc. the door. The only thing that surprises me is that EQ2 is in such poor shape, as you say, with Holly in charge; i would have figured she would have been a much bigger advocate for EQ2 after leading the team for however many years it was before she became producer for EQ and EQ2.

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Gamer Alek

And what they did to EQN.

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David Harrison

It’s not an Everquest circa 2001 based MMORPG, so I’m not interested.

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Alfredo Garcia

Gravity’s Rainbow Online… which would be sort of awesome in its own way.

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Timber Toes

Daybreak is a crappy company. Even if they make the best MMO ever made I don;t think I would buy it. The only thing they could interest me in is EverQuest 3.

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Melissa McDonald

this pretty much sums up my feeling towards Daybreak

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Lord, I miss Daybreak…

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Zariarn

gut busting laughing

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Alex Js.

Doesn’t really matter what genre it will be – only thing that matters is that it’ll definitely be another failure of a game which will have absolutely nothing unique, will have poor performance since it will most likely use their crappy “ForgeLight” engine and will be stuck in “Early Access” stage for at least several years. They will also most likely be promoting it through popular Twitch streamers (Lirik/Summit1G/DrDisrespect/etc) but just like with H1Z1 it will never gain significant popularity regardless of how much $$$ they’ll pay to promote it.

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Geo Kavu

Nope. Blacklisted. Won’t touch with a stick tied to a pole.

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Dystopiq

They took EQN and turned it into a MOBA or a shooter like Project Titan.

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Reht

I think most of the people responsible for making the decisions in that fiasco are long gone…

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Nick

Yeah now they have people making even worse decisions. They want to have such a huge cash shop its easier to make games from scratch instead of adding them to current ones.

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Scott

I’m not sure who Gankstar is but it’s not me and I sent you this over 3 hours ago on twitter. https://twitter.com/MSandersonD/status/913380279049482242

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Boom

Maybe Gankstar sent it 4hrs ago

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Scott

Right, with the image direct from a reply to my original tweet. 😉

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Boom

EDIT: Thought as much

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Armsbend

*MoP readers carry Gankstar away on their shoulders, cheering*

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Arktouros

My guess is a MOBA or Lobby Shooter because those are the safe bets these days.

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Gamer Alek

Super Mario (MMO)RPG confirmed!

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