Alpha Centauri trademarks registered by EA

Alpha Centauri

A clutch of Alpha Centauri trademarks have been gobbled up by EA, report Eurogamer . The trademark applications were spotted by NeoGaf , and cover an online service and computer game software . EA originally published Firaxis' cosmic take on the Civilization formula way back in 1999.

Alpha Centauri appears regularly in our annual selection of the top 100 PC games of all time , because it's great. Could EA be planning a long-awaited sequel?