Sony America has trademarked the name "Starhawk", adding weight to rumours that Warhawk creator Dylan Jobe's newly-formed LightBox Interactive studio is taking the series into space.
"Sony does not comment on rumour and speculation," a SCEE spokesperson responded when confronted with the evidence this morning. Nor, we were told, would Sony divulge plans for the future of the Warhawk IP.
LightBox Interactive was formed in January 2009 by former members of Warhawk developer Incognito.
Around the March announcement, Kotaku claimed insider knowledge of "Warhawk in space", which the site said had been in development for "some time".
Dylan Jobe, when approached by Kotaku, was cagey: "It's way too early to comment on anything but I can say that we have some really exciting stuff in development that our Warhawk fans and new players will love."
The official LightBox Interactive site adds further fuel to the fire.
"We're currently engaged in a multi-year, multi-title partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment America developing games for the PlayStation family of platforms," explains the LightBox site.
It all seems to fit into place; Warhawk has been well supported by fans and Sony alike, and received numerous expansion packs since its August 2007 release.
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