The trademark leaks from the European Union Intellectual Property office, where Sony has filed a G-Police trademark under Class 9 for game software.
What’s most interesting with this filing is that G-Police isn’t a PlayStation 2 game, and therefore rules out the possibility of this being just another PlayStation 4 classic re-release. However, what it may suggest is that either Sony is creating a new game using the IP or is looking to bring PS1 games to the PS4. Whatever the case, only time will tell.
G-Police is a shooter developed by Psygnosis in 1997 that released on PC and PlayStation. The game went on to spawn a sequel, G-Police: Weapons of Justice, which released in 1999 for the PlayStation. Inspired by Blade Runner, G-Police took place in 2097 on a colonized Jupiter moon. The game centers around protagonist Slater, as he attempts to discover the truth behind his sister’s mysterious death while working for the titular G-Police. The gameplay entailed piloting a VTOL (an aircraft resembling a helicopters) while engaging in combat with enemies and protecting allies. Upon release, the game garnered praise for it’s cutting-edge graphics and technology utilization, but was also slammed for its poor draw distance and sometimes wonky controls.
G-Police was always a compelling and unique IP that felt constrained and stranded on old hardware. Combining the recent upswing in popularity of futuristic sci-fi games, with the fact that G-Police contains all the essential AAA ingredients, makes a strong case that G-Police may very well be being rebooted on the PS4. Plus, c’mon, G-Police is the raddest name ever.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.