Following Activision's loss of licensing rights to the No One Lives Forever franchise last year there was some uncertainty as to who held the series' rights. It has recently been discovered that Night Dive Studios, a company best known for republishing classic PC games such as System Shock 2 has filed trademarks for No One Lives Forever, The Operative, Contract J.A.C.K and A Spy in H.A.R.M's Way, all games within the franchise.
Whilst trademarks do not necessarily mean anything in terms of the source work, Night Dive Studio's history of re-releasing games suggests that it is more than likely that the games will be made available again at some point.
Speaking with Silicon Era, Night Dive Studio CEO Stephen Kirk refused to comment on the company's plans regarding the games, but did not rule out the possibility of the games coming back into the market.
“At this time we are unable to comment on future plans. I would like to add that our team has a great fondness for these games and our hope is that they will one day be re-released.”
The first No One Lives Forever was released for PC in 2000 and was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and recieved a healthy critical reception. Monolith Productions, who developed the games would later work on both the FEAR and Condemened franchises.