Capcom Renewed Trademark For ‘Deep Down’ Despite Cancellation Rumors

By Zuhaad Ali

Deep Down has to be one of the most mysterious titles from Capcom this generation. Originally announced alongside the PlayStation 4 reveal, Deep Down hadn’t really got to see the light of day because of the cancellation. Despite getting rumored for cancellation, Capcom has yet again renewed the trademark for Deep Down on June 19, 2020, according to USPTO. Last time they renewed the trademarks for this IP in 2018 for two years. 

Capcom’s Deep Down Trademark Renewed

Deep Down Trademark Renewed Capcom

In November 2020, producer Yoshinori Ono told Eurogamer that the publisher (Capcom) is still not ready to give up on this project. “The original team is clearly no longer together at this point, but people might have noticed that we’ve kept the trademark registered, and it’s not been completely given up on. Every year we examine titles we’re doing in the future, and we bring up projects to approve and move forward. There’s not much I can say about it, but if you’ve noticed we’ve kept the trademark it means we haven’t given up on the title completely.

Earlier this year in April, sources told VGC that the Deep Down was in ‘near-complete state’ before getting scrapped at Capcom. Even if this mysterious IP has been scrapped, Capcom, now has the time now to deliver Deep Down, maybe for PlayStation 5 this time? We’ve already seen the incredible Demon’s Souls Remake that was revealed during the PS5 reveal event.

 If this is the first time you’re hearing about the game, Deep Down was a PlayStation 4 exclusive title developed by Capcom Online Games. The game is a dungeon-crawler co-op that was supposed to adopt the free-to-play model, where players get to slay the monsters in dungeons for loot. It’s like the combination of Dark Souls and Dragon’s Dogma. 

With PS5 officially unveiled, maybe Capcom will finally shed some light on this IP and release it for the next-gen console. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments!

Deep Down was in development for PS4.