In the method of legitimising Artifact as an precise sport that’s going to return out, Valve have began the authorized hubbub of trademarking the sport. It’s now trademarked as an ‘entertainment service’, with an entire lot of added context within the precise trademark. Thing is, that very same day, Valve determined to trademark one thing else on the identical time: Artifact as a set of taking part in playing cards or card sport.
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This doesn’t imply something for particular, in fact, and will simply imply Valve are masking their bases for the longer term, however does present that they’ve begun the method of constructing a bodily Artifact sport attainable.
It might additionally indicate promotional single playing cards being given out, totally different variations of the sport, something, actually. If there’s a bodily model, which may make issues fascinating with the sport’s design (a bodily card sport is rather more restricted in RNG, for instance), however that is all hypothesis.
We’ve reached out to Valve for affirmation and touch upon this trademark, and can replace if we hear again.