Back to the op:
This could be a game. Or...this is exactly
like Chrono Break - a trademark leading into a pile of nothing that the press trots out because they know fans desperate for news will give them hits. This is far
more likely, since patents and trademarks are registered all the time and go nowhere. But they show up a lot during slow news cycles because it's a great way to pretend that a major game got announced with the right spin.
The article, and the second one linked, both take a minor piece of information and blow them up into something they're not. That
is making up news.