Submitted by MariaHelFutura 405d ago | opinion piece

Rockstar’s Agent Is Past Its Expiry Date And Needs To Go Next-Gen

Well, it looks like some people still care about that game. Take-Two have said numerous times that the game is in development at Rockstar during their earnings call, but considering the game was first announced in 2009 at Sony E3 press conference. One has to wonder what’s really going on with the project? (Agent, PS3, PS4, Rockstar Games)

Gimmemorebubblez  +   405d ago
Missing in Action.
iamnsuperman  +   405d ago
I doubt it really went into action. This is one of those games we need to let go off. I really doubt it will ever appear
ZodTheRipper  +   405d ago
There was already some gameplay leaked 2 or 3 years ago, it looked pretty cool so they definately went somewhere with it. But I think, GTA5 came in between ...my guess was always that Rockstar focused on bringing that out before the next gen starts and that Agent fell short because of this. I really hope they'll just take their time with it and release it on PS4 once it's ready - like The Last Guardian.
HammadTheBeast  +   405d ago
I dunno, didn't they renew some websites for it lately?
BattleAxe  +   405d ago
"but considering the game was first announced in 2009 at Sony E3 press conference. One has to wonder what’s really going on with the project?"

Well if you compare GTA4 which came out in April 2008 and GTA5 which is coming out September 2013, that's a little over 5 years between the two games.

If Agent is anything like Grand Theft Auto in terms of its size and scope, then a 2014 release would be par for the course, and would be the final swan song for the PS3.
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princejb134  +   405d ago
yup probably got cancelled for gta5
gta5 looks epic at least
LisaALietz   405d ago | Spam
iPad  +   405d ago
What if Sony decides to let Agent become multiplatform and Sony have a new exclusive deal with Rockstar where GTA V will be only available for PS4 next gen?
CaptainFaisal  +   405d ago
Actually i know Take Two pretty well, Why didnt they show any footage of GTA V before Max Payne 3? Because they dont want the game to not sell, after the game sold we got like 4 or 5 trailers and gameplay! Now after Rockstar games release GTA V, in november they will either announce Read Dead Redemption 2 or AGENT, Or probably a new Midnight game. Its all marketing they want their games to sell before they announce something else. after all its all about the money !

So do you want in 2014? RDR 2? or Agent? Or a new midnight game? I want agent as its been in the works since 2007 , so its been what? 6-7 years!
Sevir  +   404d ago
R* is notorious for games with 4-5 year development cycles!

L.A. Noire*** was originally meant to be released during 2007 but was delayed, then announced to be released in 2008 and 2009 and delayed again. Information about L.A. Noire was minimal until GameInformer chose L.A. Noire to be its front cover game in March 2010. released in 2011

Red Dead Redemption*** A trailer of the project was sent to a select number of people at a Sony conference in 2005, It was referred to simply as Old West Project and a sequel to Red Dead Revolver.
Production on Red Dead Redemption did not begin until early 2008. On February 3, 2009, Rockstar Games officially announced the game.[17] In the April 2009 edition of Game Informer.
Rockstar released it May 2011

Grand Theft Auto 4***
Work on Grand Theft Auto IV began in November 2004, almost immediately after the release of Grand Theft Auto: San Adreas announced at E3 2006 that the game would appear on Xbox 360, by rolling up his sleeve to reveal a GTA IV temporary tattoo.[45] Rockstar Games initially appeared to be committed to the original 16 October 2007 release date, On 24 January 2008, Take-Two announced that Grand Theft Auto IV would be released on 29 April 2008

Max Payne 3***
The game was originally scheduled for release in late 2009.[14] However, it was pushed back to 2010 alongside several other Take-Two Interactive franchises in order to "benefit from having more development time." In June 2010, the game was again pushed back to 2011.[18] On December 21. 2011 Rockstar announced a March 2012 release date for the game, with a debut trailer released on September 14.[21][22][23] In January 2012, Take-Two delayed the game by two months from its original March release date to May 2012.

In July 2007, Sony announced that Rockstar was working on a new franchise for the PlayStation 3,[1] but details of the project, including its title, were not announced until June 2009 during the Sony press conference at E3.[2] With the announcement of the PlayStation 4 on 20 February 2013, there was an expectation that Agent may have moved to become an exclusive PlayStation 4 title.[17][18][19] However, there was no mention of the game at the launch, but developer Rockstar had signed up to support the PlayStation 4.[20] When asked if Agent was still a PlayStation 3 title after the press conference of the PlayStation 4 reveal during a roundtable media session, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said "You are asking the wrong person. I have some knowledge, but I'm not in a position to talk about it."[21]
In July 2013, Rockstar's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, renewed its trademarks of the "Agent" brand.

With Agent being formally announced in 2009 its likely that Development on the game is now in full swing and switched to Next gen, Shuhei also seems to know whats going with the game and given that Take Two just renewed the trademark the game is about as certain to getting a proper announcement.

I'm betting this will be Announced at GC2013 in Germany given that Rockstar North, the division/studio thats developing this game is european This is probably One of Sony's ace to put bolster their product line up for the PS4/ swan song for PS3
SlapHappyJesus  +   405d ago
I really don't think Rockstar is paying much mind to this one at this point. For whatever reason, they simply just put it to the side.
Will we see it next gen? Possibly. I really don't think so though.
YodaCracker  +   405d ago
I'm envisioning a 2016 XB1/PS4 release!
wishingW3L  +   405d ago
the point is that Sony was paying for it something.
demonddel  +   405d ago
No son Sony dont fund no third party games unlike Microsoft who depends on multiplat games Sony 1st and 2nd party games is the only games Sony fund
Thepro318  +   405d ago
@demondel sony funded la noire
Omegasyde  +   405d ago

You might providing a link? L.A. Noire came out on 360 too.

Now if you mean they "bought" some exclusive content, then you are correct. Both MS and Sony do, however sometimes MS will work out an agreement for exlclusive/timed dlc is they help market the game. Example: Call of Dootie.
ifritAlkhemyst  +   405d ago
After RDR success and MP3 failure, I think this game was pushed to the side. There will probably be a new Red Dead game before we ever see Agent again.
e-p-ayeaH  +   405d ago
rockstar making an console exclusive just doesnt sound belivable im sorry.
TheOneEyedHound  +   405d ago
Has Rockstar ever made a Console exclusive? So why are you guys disagreeing?

R* + 2013=No console exclusives.
e-p-ayeaH  +   405d ago
They cant accept the facts.
Omegasyde  +   405d ago
I agree- It's like EA releasing an exclusive game.

I still can't believe MS ponied up millions for timed DLC for GTA 4 which eventually came to PS3.
TheOneEyedHound  +   405d ago
Timed-Exclusively would do Sony good. But I can't see it being a Sony Exclusive.
aim4dabushiz  +   405d ago
even the lock ness monster knows this game is a fake!
Williamson  +   405d ago
I see a ff15 happening with this game and it going next gen & multiplatform. That just leaves the last guardian to be announced for ps4 and multiplatform.... Jk( I know its being developed by first party studio)
WeskerChildReborned  +   405d ago
Hope it's planned for next gen.
It doesn't need to go next-gen. If it does then Sony might as well kill off the PS3 like Microsoft does with their old consoles in which case the PS4 won't be worth buying either.
jay2  +   405d ago
People say that BUT PS3 has 3-4 more years.
Rhezin  +   405d ago
naw I want to see it in next gen. PS4 EXCLUSIVE just like the Rockstar from the ps2 days.
XboxFun  +   405d ago
This has been in development hell for a long time now. And we have already seen another game with a similar long wait time that was a Sony exclusive go multiplatform. And that was FF XV.

If Agent does come it will be on both next gen systems.
HarryB  +   405d ago
I heard a little about agent story line and I think it sounds awesome. I wish they would come out and say something. Not keep people wondering.
Bathyj  +   405d ago
Whatever the decision is, I think they made it long ago.

They either decided to abandon it, or switch to next gen. Maybe Sony thought to put up some cash up for development, and keep it exclusive to PS4.
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cee773  +   404d ago
Legend has it agent is loosely based off Phil Harrison, unfortunately we may have to wait till the operation is complete.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   404d ago
This is a large scale game similar to GTA 5. The problem here is Sony willing to help with the funding of the game, let it go multi-plat or just cancel it.

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