When Squaresoft trademarked the name Chrono Break in December of 2001, many Chrono Trigger fans became hopeful for the release of a third game in the beloved series. For the past two years, rumors and speculation have run rampant across the internet, raising hopes and creating dreams. This optimism persisted in spite of the fact that Unlimited SaGa, a name that was trademarked at the same time, became an actual game, while Chrono Break remained nothing more than a mysterious moniker.
That has come to an end. Various sources report that Square Enix abandoned its trademark on the Chrono Break name as early as last November. Furthermore, sources at Square Enix assert that the company has never begun work on a third installment of the Chrono series.