A recent trademark filing makes it seem like Microsoft is attempting an online revival of the Motocross Madness franchise, which last appeared as the PC game Motocross Madness 2 in the year 2000.
The April 5 filing for Avatar Motocross Madness covers all the bases one would need to cover in preparation of the launch of an online game. Since the trademark filing is all we have at the moment, our best guess is that Microsoft is planning to launch a Motocross Madness sequel that makes use of Xbox 360 avatars.
It sounds like a good enough idea. Everyone loves competing against friends, and racing is one of the oldest, most simplest forms of competing. Throw in the notorious Motocross Madness crashes, and you’ve got plenty of schadenfreude to go around as well.