Rockstar Tradmarks “GTA TV” and “Rockstar TV”
Hinting at what lies in store for Grand Theft Auto V, it has been discovered that Rockstar Games has trademarked the names “GTA TV” and “Rockstar TV”. The filings, both publicly viewable on the US Patent and Trademark office website, were made on February 14 and are largely identical. They each list a wide variety of services ranging from games, feature films and live action TV, even animated projects and documentaries.
Naturally, this doesn’t actually reveal anything. In order to ensure they aren’t poached, they need to be certain the trademark covers as wide a range of entertainment possibilities as possible. Furthermore, Rockstar has repeatedly kiboshed suggestions of films based on the GTA series. It’s therefore likely we won’t actually be seeing after school cartoons, TV shows or movies anytime soon.
But what does it mean? These filings represent the first tangible information since the initial announcement, and they say little. Rockstar has been enormously coy about GTA V. Since announcing the game last fall, they have provided no new details, no follow up trailers, not even confirmation of whether or not the narrator in the trailer is the game‘s protagonist. (I still insist he isn’t.) We still don’t even know if it will see release in 2012.
That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate, of course. My guess is that Rockstar TV and GTA TV are indication that GTA V will have a far more robust multiplayer than anything previously seen in the series. Expect something like Call of Duty: Elite, with player video uploads, possibly custom content produced by very prestigious people, and an increased community environment.
What say you, GameFronters?