Microsoft trademarks 'Forzavista' ahead of next Xbox reveal

One of the games that we speculated might be an launch title for Microsoft's next Xbox is Forza Motorsport 5, which if true, would be the latest game in the Xbox exclusive racing simulation series. Now Microsoft has received a new trademark for what looks like a Forza-related item.

A search of the US Patent and Trademark Office database brings up a May 15, 2013 trademark for "Forzavista' that's now owned by Microsoft. However, it does not appear that Forzavista is meant to be the name of an actual game. Rather, the description of the trademark appears to be for a feature inside of a game. It states:

A feature of interactive video game software which allows players to obtain statistical information of internal and external features of a vehicle and to virtually navigate and operate those vehicles.

Xbox 360 owners who bought Forza Motorsport 4 in 2011 might remember that game had something called Autovista. It allowed people to get a much closer look at highly detailed models of some of the cars in the game and learn more about their technical specs, including an Autovista look at Halo's Warthog. It's possible that "Forzavista" could be an extension of the Autovista mode in the still unannounced next Forza Motorsport game.

We would not be surprised if "Forzavista" is talked about on Tuesday for the next Xbox reveal event in Redmond, Washington.

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