GTA Online, the multiplayer mode for GTA V that principally prints cash, remains to be proving to be extremely fashionable some 4 years after it initially launched. Now, it seems like Rockstar Games and mother or father firm Take-Two could have additional plans for the sport.
Earlier this month, Take-Two filed a pair of latest trademark purposes associated to Grand Theft Auto logos, considered one of which seems to be for GTA Online. The trademark software exhibits the acquainted “G,” “T,” and lowercase “a,” together with an “O” for the primary time. Take-Two already holds the trademark for “Grand Theft Auto Online” written out, so this transfer seems to be Rockstar on the lookout for one thing shorter, doubtlessly as an possibility and never a substitute.
The different new trademark submitting was for the usual “G,” “T,” and lowecase “a.” Both had been initially filed within the first week of February this 12 months. Both had been submitted with a “specimen” of the Xbox One version of Grand Theft Auto V. According to the USPTO, a specimen is “usually what shoppers truly see when they’re buying your items or providers.” The bodily version of GTA V for Xbox One was proven because the specimen, as a result of, in line with the USPTO, “a label should be the bodily label that’s getting used on the product or packaging within the market the place the products are literally being bought or transported.”
It will not be instantly clear why Rockstar, by its mother or father firm Take-Two, filed for these new trademark purposes, or if it means the sport’s brand on bodily packing containers will change going ahead. Rockstar is often very tight-lipped about every little thing it does, so we would not anticipate the corporate to have a public touch upon these new filings. Whatever the case, we have now adopted up with the corporate in an try and get extra particulars.
GTA Online has been immensely fashionable following its launch in October 2013 (a month after the principle sport launched in September that 12 months). Through its microtransactions, the sport makes tons and many cash, and it continues to take action, even a number of years after launch. In truth, December 2017 was the sport’s largest month ever by way of gamers.
Take-Two’s CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has stated GTA Online is just like the “reward that retains on giving” because it pertains to the cash it brings in from microtransactions. Going ahead, Take-Two has stated it needs some type of “recurrent client spending” in all of its video games, so this might presumably embody the subsequent instalment within the GTA collection.
Take-Two might have filed the trademark purposes for Grand Theft Auto Online and GTAO as a way to guard its future curiosity in utilizing these phrases. Considering they don’t seem to be tied to a quantity, the phrases Grand Theft Auto Online and GTAO might theoretically be used to discuss with the net mode for the subsequent GTA title. Also value noting is that trademark filings usually are not essentially an correct indication of an upcoming product announcement or change.
Development on GTA 6 is reportedly underway now, with the sport going down someplace within the United States. Of course, Rockstar has not introduced the sport but, and that is no shock, on condition that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming this 12 months.