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Rockstar Updates Agent Trademark... For PS4?

Gaming Blend "The trademark has been updated as recent as September 10th for a publication review. That means that while Rockstar had everyone busy clamoring over Grand Theft V and all the leaked code and XML config files that came with it, they were also busy securing trademark updates and prepping to finalize logos and whatnot."

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come_bom1031d ago (Edited 1031d ago )

Agent and Half Life 3 will release soon. /s

Rockstar better update Agent trademark for PS5 and PS6.

TesMgsFan1031d ago

What are you saying are you dumb or something ??

zeee1031d ago

It's probably gone multiplate and will release on next-gen consoles.

Edito1030d ago

His not dumb his just not ignoring history FF Versus took more that 6 yrs, agent is taking even more and i don't believe it will be out this gen if so it will be a multiplat game...

ZodTheRipper1030d ago

PS4 exclusive announcement would be the biggest thing that could happen with Agent.

Gaming1011030d ago

There's no reason for it to go multiplatform if Sony bought the rights you idiots. It's just in development turmoil as is the case with a ton of games these days. It would be pointless to release on PS3 unless they could finish it sometime next year, because by that point PS4 will have completely taken over people's attention span.

strifeblade1030d ago

@gaming101

dont call these people idiots. Look at la noire- originally ps3 exclusive and then what happened. Seems that this game may no longer be published by sony. Ask yourself when was the last time sony paid a third party to make a big exclusive? Yeah mgs4 and even that game was not secured by sony but rather technical limitations of xbox would not allow it plus kojima loved playstation but all that is changed now :) Have you not seen that sony does not pay third parties for exclusives\? they have plenty of in house studios so why should they- (thats all fanboys here brag about). Msoft is more likely than sony to secure third party exclusivesas we have seen.

I mean its rockstar who updated the trademark not sony. Now who is an idiot?

Blaze9291030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

@Gaming101

"Sony bought the rights you idiots."

You end with idiots, for a statement that isn't even slightly true...lol. Why would Take-Two interactive, yet alone Rockstar, give up an IP? Silly man, Sony doesn't own Agent and it'll likely be multiplatform.

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JP13691031d ago

Will probably just be an updated logo.

Seriously though, I just want to see the game to know if the hype is justified. Until then, I'll keep assuming it is, as Rockstar rarely disappoints.

PlayStation_41031d ago

assuming it comes out it'll likely be multiplat

-Foxtrot1030d ago

Not really...Rockstar still owe Sony something.

ALLWRONG1030d ago

Why does Rockstar owe Sony? Because you think they do?

Thehyph1030d ago

Because L.A. Noire was supposed to be exclusive.

It's been said before.

It's probably in writing somewhere that Rockstar owes Sony an exclusive that they've already paid for.

ALLWRONG1030d ago

So... like I said because you "think" they do. Feel entitled much?

FamilyGuy1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

@ Foxtrot

Why does Rockstar owe Sony anything, where does this idea come from?
What makes you think they couldn't just buy their way out of any exclusive deal anyway, if they haven't done so already?
Maybe that deal fell apart and that's why Agent has been in limbo for so long.

Hopefully the game just comes out at all. Would make a nice next gen intro for R*

mike32UK1030d ago

@ALLWRONG it's pretty common knowledge that Sony helped R* to fund LA Noire, which ended up multiplat meaning that as part of the deal they had Agent would be PlayStation exclusive

porkChop1030d ago

@ALLWRONG

Sony poured over $20M into LA Noire before Rockstar took over the game and made it multiplat. That's why Rockstar owes Sony. Rockstar announced an untitled exclusive for PS3 which was apparently a zombie game, but that was canceled. Then they moved on to Agent as a PS3 exclusive. You can ignore the facts all you want, but that won't change anything. Deal with it.

ALLWRONG1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

MS helped fund the dlc for GTA IV (50m) and that went multiplat. Yet no one cried about how Rockstar owed MS. Sony also had exclusive rights to Rockstar games for the PS2 while MS had to wait. So by using your logic, Rockstar owes MS. Feeling entitled to everything must be a Sony fanboy thing, because no one else does it. Sony paying money into LA Noire doesn't mean much now does it?

Now what?

FamilyGuy1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

MS (stupidly) paid for timed exclusivity, that was their choice. Rock* doesn't owe MS anything.

As far as this 20Mil thing for L.A. Noire, I'm pretty sure Rock* could pay that back and probably did pay it back long ago. Maybe they paid it back by having all these PS3 focused GTA 5 commercials? Unless Sony comes out saying that Rock* owes them there's no reason to believe any deal still exist.

Rock* makes too much money being multiplaform to make an exclusive game. As an example: GTA V cost 265 million to make, if it was only released on PS3 it would've made 600-700$ million instead of the 1.2$ billion or so it's currently at. The 265 million doesn't out way the 500 million extra gained by being multiplatform.

*Special Logical thinking Note* I say 600-700$ mill because (even though it sold more on 360 than PS3) many people own both PS3 and 360 and chose to buy it on 360. Had they not had a choice more copies would have sold on PS3 than what have currently sold.

Mr_cheese1030d ago

@allwrong

You really did choose a perfect name.

JasonKCK1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

He did choose a good name because he just proved you all wrong. You guys totally forgot about the money Microsoft paid Rockstar in your arguments.

Killjoy30001030d ago

@ALLWRONG

You sound like a sour little prick. Report me, but you do.

ricochetmg1030d ago

You guys are such trolls with the multi platform comments...

Pintheshadows1030d ago

I thought this was common knowledge.

Sony invested very heavily in LA Noire (it was a PS3 exclusive to be published by them orignally) and they handed it to R* in good faith that they would pay them back, not with cash, but with an exclusive game.

That deal is seemingly still in place and I remember Jack Tretton talking about a folder containing potential games and Sony picked Agent as they liked the concept about 6 years ago.

This isn't like Microsoft paying stupidly ott money to keep DLC exclusive. That poor choice is on MS and R* must of been laughing all the way to the bank. I'm still amazed that some on here are so misinformed.

MrBeatdown1030d ago

@ALLWRONG

You live up to your name.

"So by using your logic, Rockstar owes MS."

Rockstar owing MS? What a crazy, idea...

Oh wait... Rockstar DID owe MS...

http://www.edge-online.com/...

BlackTar1871030d ago

Allworng,

You do realize whether its changed or not at this point is another thing entirely since you're assuming that's the case without anything in the form of a sniff for your argument. At least even if not true anymore or not the opposite of what your saying is backed upped on paper right? You do also understand the difference between the Sony funding of LA Noire and the MS paying for timed exclusive GTA 4 comment right? I mean is this really that hard to understand?

Deadpoolio1030d ago

Uh doubt it unless Rockstar is going to make them a completely different exclusive game since they still owe Sony a game for them investing in L.A. Noire....Although maybe it will be that exclusive PS4 version of GTA5 that people keep going on about....

XabiDaChosenOne1030d ago

@Allwrong and JasonKCK
Microsoft did not fund the DLC genius, they paid 50 million for timed exclusivity. The dlc was a timed exclusive therefore rockstars "debt" to Microsoft is payed....time for you guys to pay attention.

JasonKCK1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

Your arguments are so contradictory they would fit right at home in the bible. Amazing.

Lykon1030d ago

does it matter if it's multiplat? I'm sure it will be a good game either way. Maybe slightly better FR or textures or something on PS4. I'm not going to cry if it's multiplat. I'm a sony fan boy and used to get really emotional over things like this, but not anymore. However it would be really cool if it was ps4 exclusive. I still enjoy pain for M$

Pekka1030d ago

I think Rockstar owes absolutely nothing to Sony anymore. Anyway, that $20M is tiny amount compared to possible losses if they only release it on PS4. Unless, of course, Agent is a huge flop. For example, GTA5 would have probably made at least $500M less money if were released exclusively on PS3 or 360. So, $20M doesn't motivate anything, it is currently so tiny amount in game business.

I believe that Agent will be released on other consoles too, just maybe few months after PS4. $20M is barely enough to secure timed exclusive, even for Agent. For GTA, even $100M wouldn't be enough to get exclusivity (you might get some smaller exclusive DLC but nothing major). Actually, just having PS3 exclusive ads would cost more than $20M for Sony in case of GTA.

You also have to remember that game business is just business. Companies only do business arrangements to get more money or to lose less money. Companies are never "friends" or "enemies" with each other (Sony makes Windows laptops and have a lot of other deals with MS too) and don't owe anything to each other unless they have made a deal. If they haven't made deal on paper, deal doesn't exist. In this, it seems that deal doesn't exist because in that case LA Noire would have already been exclusive. There is no reason to believe that deal would apply to some other game.

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SouthClaw1031d ago

Rockstar don't go to E3. They always do their own announcements separate from everyone else. Most likely early next year announcement.

porkChop1030d ago

Agent was announced at E3.

Abdou0231030d ago

I like how people get excited about games they know nothing about, and even their companies don't give a shit for..

showtimefolks1030d ago

its in development we will hear about it when RS are ready plain and simple, whether its exclusive or not i loved the idea of what agent could be

Blaze9291030d ago

Didn't GTAV sell more copies on Xbox 360? And people think Take-Two Interactive will happily ignore that userbase as a source of income? okay.

Not even sony knows what is going on with Agent. They only talked about it once and never again lol. I'm sure if it was still exclusive, they would still be talking about it. Until that happens, there's no reason to think Agent is still a Playstation exclusive lol.

But hey, people thought that about Final Fantasy 13 vs...and Kingdom Heats 3. All because it "started" out exclusive.

And just like LA Noire, what makes you all think Take-Two won't make this game multiplatform as well and just "give" Sony yet ANOTHER exclusive? Rockstar are just the developers, Take-Two are the money talkers.

And seriously, can someone link just ONE link to where Sony or Take-Two has said something about this "we owe them a game" or "Rockstar owes us"?

..because i can't find any. ill wait

DigitalRaptor1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

For just a moment, pretend that Microsoft isn't the only player in the ballpark that is willing to secure exclusive content for its consumers.

For instance, the 21 publishers that have signed deals for exclusive content for Sony. Rockstar is one of these publishers. http://www.vg247.com/2013/0... And these deals, like most of Sony's acquired third-party content, seems to actually be exclusive, not timed. So from this, it's not actually that difficult to imagine the same outcome here.

GTA V sold roughly 200k more on the 360 than PS3. Though, GTA V is a secured juggernaut. The security of a new IP even from Rockstar is not guaranteed to sell more on one console over the other, or even be a HUGE hit.

You have to question many things. Why was Agent exclusive to the PS3 in the first place? Where did this all come from? Why was Agent not proposed for 360 or PC? Why is that, if not a deal between Sony and Rockstar?

FunkMacNasty1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

I Hope so! While everyone here wants to argue about whether AGent is (or should be) exclusive, I'll simply state that I JUST WANT TO PLAY IT!!!! I don't care about which console its on or if it's multiplat, or whatever, I just wnat to get my hands on it!

Just the thought of an open world 60's Spy thriller dreamed up and created by arguably the best videogame developer in business this generation makes my panties a bit wet..Can you imagine? I bet it would be like a more suave GTA with gadgets and gizmo's and multiple ways to complete missions.

Bring it Rockstar!!

Big_B0SS1030d ago

Rumor were that this game was suppose to be James Bond meets GTA.

Glad that they have atleast updated the TM.

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iamnsuperman1031d ago

Agent is to Rockstar as Half Life 3 is to Valve. Like one big troll fest.

GiggMan1031d ago

Agent, Half Life 3, and Last Guardian 2014 confirmed...

Xsilver1031d ago (Edited 1031d ago )

http://images.wikia.com/fri... me everytime i hear some news about those games.

Reverent1031d ago

I don't fully disagree with you, but with that said, I can't agree with you either. Rockstar ALWAYS take forever to show anything of a game they are working on. I remember they announced Red Dead Redemption then took something like six years just to show it off.

I think with the PS4 just around the corner, it would be a perfectly well timed move to announce Agent for it anytime next year.

BabyTownFrolics1031d ago (Edited 1031d ago )

ok...folks disagree with I prefer calling it, please tell me what do I prefer calling it since I am mistaken.

Also, Reverent I see what your saying, and thus I have just diagnosed myself synesthesia

MysticStrummer1030d ago

Some people on here will disagree with anything, no matter how undeniable the facts are.

BG115791031d ago

And yet, everyone knows they are coming. We don't know when, or much we'll wait, but their are definitely coming. And they arrive...

NextGenHorny1031d ago

Does it means that Rockstar will launch an Operating System for games, some gaming HW platform and a gaming controller?

RiPPn1030d ago

To bad we can't still lump Duke Nukem 4 into the mix.

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reko1031d ago (Edited 1031d ago )

interesting.

XboxFun1031d ago (Edited 1031d ago )

Here we go again folks!

Edit:
Here we go again with these up in the air, vaporware type of games that never materialize or come 10 years too late.

"And like I told you before what if Sony still owns R* because.."

I don't think R* owes Sony anything, honestly. Money could have been traded back, deals could have been broken. Hands could have been shook and they could have went their separate ways.

If Agent is still a PS4 exclusive then right on for that. But at this point in development limbo I seriously doubt it will be.

reko1031d ago

@xbox

here we go again folks.. trolling...

LOL!

ZHZ901031d ago (Edited 1031d ago )

Do you mean "We are going to get trolled again by R*?" or do you mean "You would like to have this game on X1."?

If you mean the 1st choice well I hope not and they announce a realse date as soon as possible and show us a gameplay.
If it's the 2nd choice well have you even seen a gameplay in action? What if it is bad?
And like I told you before what if Sony still owns R* because Sony also funded LA Nore. I remember you told me that maybe R* gave Sony's money back but what if not?

Don't give me FF Versus XIII(aka FFXV) excuse because Sony didn't funded FFXV at all that's why SE didn't had any problem at all to make FFXV multiplat but you see Deep Down being exclusive to PS4 because Sony funded it or just like DR3 is X1 exclusive because MS funded it.

-Foxtrot1030d ago

The only way Rockstar don't owe Sony something (WHICH THEY DO) is if Rockstar gave Sony the money back they spent on L.A Noires development.

It's a deal...you stick to it.

FamilyGuy1030d ago

R* has a lot of money and with GTAVs recent release just got a ton more. They probably gave that money back long ago and if they didn't they surely would by now.

Stop being delusional, R* doesn't need money from Sony to make a game and their profits would be much higher from going multi. Unless Sony pays for 100% of the development cost I don't see R* making any exclusive.

-Foxtrot1030d ago

If they did then Jack Trentton would of said so when asked about AGENT. Its a simple yes or no question.

How am I being delusional, your the one being delusional because they did IN FACT do this deal with Sony

You funded L.A Noire (which wasn't directly made by Rockstar) but we would like you to allow the game to go multiplatform and in return we will make AGENT an exclusive PS3 game

...thats how it most likely went, thats not being delsuional, it's fact.

FamilyGuy1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

The part that's "delusional" is thinking that Rockstar couldn't just give the money back to Sony and make even more money from being multiplaform.

I do understand what you're saying though. Agent may well be exclusive and maybe that's why R* is dragging their feet on making it. If it does come out as an exclusive it'd be a great system seller based off of R*s fame alone.
As far as Jack Trenton saying anything about it: did he use the word "exclusive" the last time he spoke about it? How long ago was this?

I'm buying a PS4 day 1, it's not like it want it to be multi, I don't care just as long as it comes out on PS3 or PS4. All I'm saying is that a broken deal makes sense more than them honoring that deal. They didn't honor the deal for L.A. Noire so why trust them now?

BlackTar1871030d ago

Family guy,

The delusional part is assuming your story completely. At least these people saying the opposite have some sort of factual evidence to back it up. With you and allwrong you are basically just assuming everything in it's entirety. The delusional ones are the ones that's entire argument is based on assumption.

MysticStrummer1030d ago

"Stop being delusional, R* doesn't need money from Sony to make a game"

They made LA Noire and Sony helped them. Case closed. Yes, they could theoretically pay Sony back with cash instead of an exclusive, but you're assuming more than the people you're calling delusional.

FamilyGuy1030d ago

It's just a logical opinion. I'm not saying/assuming that the deal no longer exist, just giving out thoughts on the possible outcome.

I guess I just tend to think of negative outcomes because I don't like to be disappointed.

maniacmayhem1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

"They made LA Noire and Sony helped them."

And LA Noire went multiplatform so how does this help your argument.

I find it extremely funny that no one is willing to believe that Rocksta doesn't owe Sony a thing but instead choose to believe that they still do.

Jack Tretton even stated years ago that he had no idea about the state of Agent so why would anyone still believe that it's exclusive or even still a project in development?

I think it's even more delusional to believe that Rockstar is in some kind of mafia like debt to Sony.

@Foxtrot
"...thats how it most likely went, thats not being delsuional, it's fact."

What!? You state that's how it most likely went, meaning you don't even know yourself. But in the same sentence you write it's a fact?

That makes absolutely no sense at all. It's not a fact because no one knows what deal is in place or if there is even a deal still.

That is extreme delusion by the way.

snp1030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

I don't know what the deal is beyond what i'm reading here, but assuming it's true, it stands to reason there would be more to it than simply 'paying the money back'. 20 million years ago would have almost entirely funded a huge game. Nowadays it's relatively paltry versus budgets.

It would be disingenuous to just give back that money in place of a game - if a game were promised back then - with budgets to create a reasonable alternative where they are now. If they were to simply 'give back' the money common sense says they'd be in larger debt than simply 20 million. It would have to be some sort of 'market equivalency' number; and quite possibly factoring in roi from what LA Noire's revenue, via Sonys funding, opened up (if Rockstar were to welsh.)

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nunley331030d ago (Edited 1030d ago )

wishful thinking,don't get your hopes up though. i'm sure sony would rather have the game.rockstar needs another franchise they can sell in-between gta titles.

Deadpoolio1030d ago

Oh jesus here we go again with the morons......RockSTAR not asterisk owes Sony because Sony dumped 20 million into the development of L.A. Noire, not timed exclusivity like Micro$haft with the GTA 4 DLC....

Which is WHY the Agent has been a Sony exclusive....Which typically means either Sony will want that 20 million back, GTA5 exclusive for PS4 or the Agent....

WitWolfy1030d ago

Maybe Sony considered it to be even when they released the GTA IV DLC on PS3.. Remember the game MS financed R* to make?

kenshiro1001030d ago

Give it a rest. Seriously.