Four trademark applications have been found which suggest that beloved yet largely forgotten spy spoof shooter No One Lives Forever may make a return in one form or another.

Siliconera discovered applications filed by Night Dive Studios for "No One Lives Forever," "The Operative," "A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way" and "Contract J.A.C.K." If those titles sound familiar, that's because they were the same monikers used for No One Lives Forever, its sequel, and a prequel spin-off. That makes sense, as Night Dive Studios has made a name for itself by re-releasing older PC hits that have long since fallen out of publication. Most notably, Night Dive is responsible for bringing System Shock 2 to Steam, so it seems likely the company plans to do the same for No One Lives Forever.

Night Dive CEO Steven Kick contacted Siliconera following its report to offer first-hand clarification, but his words were coy and noncommittal. "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."
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