A brand-new patent filed by Take-Two Interactive– the company behind Rockstar– may indicate that the designer of Grand Theft Auto may have plans to apply improvements to the NPCs, or non-playable characters, in GTA 6.
According to the document, which was signed up in October 2020 and has only now been discovered and shared on Reddit online forums, it shows that the developer prepares a technique to make these characters more intelligent, to engage more naturally with the open universe of game.
In the patent, which was certified under the name “System and approach for virtual navigation in a video gaming environment”, in totally free translation, Take-Two explains how NPCs could react to more intricate and dynamic actions. More specifically, the document describes that these enhancements would be more targeted at cars managed by non-playable characters.
With this, the designer expects, for example, that they will have the ability to react in “individualized” methods to specific traffic conditions, rather of following automated and predefined behaviors. An NPC would have the ability to better identify traffic to alter lanes or to take an exit on a roadway, for instance, while others might be more mindful and drive more gradually under more unsafe traffic conditions.
In the document, Take-Two also describes existing software application and hardware restrictions, such as the difficulty for NPCs to consider factors such as traffic itself when determining a navigation. In addition, the producer likewise points out the hardware and software constraints of present gadgets and points out that its innovation would not depend on these kinds of aspects.
The patent registered by the developer, of course, does not mention that the brand-new technology will be established for GTA 6, but the recommendations to numerous traffic conditions, such as “high-speed chase” and “ambient traffic” found in the file, for example, can leave us hopeful that it is, in reality, for the next title in the Grand Theft Car franchise.
It deserves keeping in mind that, at the moment, Rockstar remains quiet about the game’s production and no main details has actually been launched so far. However, new reports continue to circulate occasionally and among them even indicates the possibility of the game having, for the very first time, a female main character that can be managed by the player.