A couple of days ago, inXile revealed that it was working on a new, "passionately demanded" RPG after completing Wasteland 2 and continuing work on Torment: Tides of Numenera. While there has been no official announcement from the studio, RPG Codex has managed to uncover a few interesting facts: inXile filed a Van Buren trademark registration and a Meantime trademark registration over the past couple of months. For those who don't know what those names mean, they're kind of important to Fallout's and Wasteland's history. Van Buren was the codename for the ultimately cancelled Fallout 3 project at Interplay, some of which was later imported into Fallout: New Vegas. Not coincidentally, Josh Sawyer was the lead designer for both of those games. Meantime was another canceled Interplay project, a time-travel game set in the same universe and using the same engine as the original Wasteland. The Van Buren trademark doesn't actually make any sense, though. While I'm sure inXile can get the trademark for that project name, they'd have to partner with Bethesda to get any access to anything related to Fallout, and many of the concepts that formed the foundation of Van Buren were incorporated into New Vegas anyway. Meantime would make more sense as inXile's next project, but that may be a red herring (or pre-emptive trademarking), too. Another realistic option would be a sequel to the original three Bard's Tale games, rather than the satire that was the 2004 remake produced by inXile. We probably won't see any confirmation of any of this until the new year, though. We'll just have to wait and see when inXile comes up with another crowdfunding campaign to get their new project going in earnest.