Grand Theft Auto

24 Feb 2021

GTA 6: New Patent Alludes To New GTA Online Features Coming Soon

The rumours surrounding GTA 6 are growing even stronger with the arrival of next-generation of consoles.

GTA 5 Online is keeping us more than occupied, for now, as it re-releases for the third time; but there is no doubt players are longing for the next installment.

While many of you are still loving GTA Online, we are all begging Rockstar for news regarding GTA 6.

Now, a new patent has been filed by Rockstar; which may hint at some features coming to the next iteration of GTA Online.

Here's what we know! 

 

Patent

It is not uncommon for developers to file patents when trying to work on new aspects of their games.

Rockstar has been rather busy in this regard; as Twitter users have reported their new patents in the past, and now a new one appears to be a massive one.

This comes from Twitter user chi_colossimo who has noted the following in a series of tweets: 

Take Two Interactive filed a new patent for virtual environments:

https://uspto.report/patent/app/20200338450…

Yes. This is Rockstar Games related.

his is interesting, VERY interesting, the patent is about a on-the-fly generated Nav-Mesh for AI(NPCs). It uses „nodes“ on the game map to navigate and traverse the environment.(Fairly standard in concept) But get this...

Apparently a non local server is used to help the gaming consoles with the processing of said AI behavior. This indicates use in a GTA Online style world, and it also indicated the next GTA potentially using some form of dedicated servers.

Photo via chi_colossimo 

 

While this news may seem minor at the time. We are going to take anything we can get from Rockstar, until we hear official news regarding GTA 6!