CCP has officially abandoned their trademark claim on “EVE: Legion” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark claim, originally filed for in March 2014, was abandoned on April 13, 2015.
The DUST 514 community first heard of EVE: Legion when it was announced at Fanfest 2014 as CCP’s upcoming FPS game being developed for release on PC. At the time of this announcement, the game was still in early stages of development, and referred to as “Project Legion”. Legion was described as a thematic successor to DUST 514, not a direct port. It was intended to be a new game, with a new name and on a new platform, though also set in the EVE universe and based mainly on the same vision and material that DUST 514 had been building on.
No news on “Project Legion” were shared with the DUST 514 community and the public in general after Fanfest 2014.
The change in trademark status may or may not mean that EVE: Legion is no longer being developed, or that CCP had decided to continue under a different name for their potential future PC New Eden FPS game. It is also worth mentioning that CCP still holds a trademark claim for EVE: Legion with the World Intellectual Property Organisation that is valid at least until 2024.
[Source: The Nosy Gamer]