This is purely conjecture at this point, but according to an article on IGN today, a ZeniMax Media-owned trademark exists under the name “Redguard” for “Computer game software for use with computers and video game consoles; downloadable computer game software offered via the internet and wireless devices”.
First filed back in March 2011, the trademark has recently been renewed and is due for another renewal next month, according to the document itself. Both the Dawnguard and Hearthfire DLC add-ons for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were revealed via leak prior to an official announcement from publishers Bethesda, so this is hardly far-fetched. We’ve also seen that with the Skyrim DLC, Bethesda are willing to explore outside the confines of the main gameworld – as seen in the most recent offering, Dragonborn, which took players back to an island off the coast of Morrowind.
Interestingly, Redguard was the name of a 1998 Elder Scrolls action game – though this trademark is unlikely to pertain to a remake of that. Until we know more, we can only speculate about what it could mean. A fourth full DLC pack for Skyrim? Or perhaps something to do with the upcoming MMORPG The Elder Scrolls Online? Until we have official word (or a more detailed leak, of course), we won’t know.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is available now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.