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PlayStation Renews Trademark for Defunct Studio Psygnosis

PlayStation Renews Trademark for Defunct Studio Psygnosis - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 January 2022 / 1,761 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe has renewed the trademark and logo for Psygnosis in December 2021 in the US.

The renewal of the trademark could mean a return of the studio or is just a way for Sony to keep the rights to the name and logo in the US.

Psygnosis was a British developer and publisher founded in Liverpool in 1984. The studio became a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment 1993 was renamed to SCE Studio Liverpool in 1999. The developer was shut down in August 2012. 

The studio's first game was 3D Lemmings in 1995 and its last was Wipeout 2048 for the PlayStation Vita in 2012.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
scrapking (on 17 January 2022)

Such good memories of Psygnosis on the Amiga. They were more a publisher than a developer, but they very frequently chose to publish games that I was totally into! Legendary games like Shadow of the Beast, the original Lemmings (and Christmas Lemmings), Walker, and so many more!

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Azzanation (on 17 January 2022)

G-Police was an interesting series. Would like to see that make a return.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 17 January 2022)

Oh my gawd we want some destruction derby!

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Mr Puggsly (on 17 January 2022)

Sony buying an established studio and renaming it to Psygnosis, confirmed.

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Shadow1980 (on 17 January 2022)

Bring. Back. Colony. Wars.

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The Fury (on 17 January 2022)

While probably just to make sure they have the rights, would be nice to see some classic titles return, even if it's just Lemmings on mobiles or even a new Colony Wars or G-Police. On a side note, the founder died not to long ago.

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