GameSpot has discovered that Electronic Arts recently trademarked the name "System Shock" for potential use in a new game. The popular and highly rated original was developed by Looking Glass and published under the Origin brand in 1994. It utilized the Ultima Underworld engine to tell a gripping story in an impressive 3D environment, but sales were average. EA hasn't touched the series since producing System Shock 2 in 1999. Although this may be a sign that the publisher is going back and revisiting this classic franchise, it may also be a preventative measure against BioShock, the series' upcoming "spiritual successor." The trademark filing does make a reference to some sort of new online game however, so we may yet be seeing another Origin property revived here.