Sony Computer Entertainment just published the first screens of the new Spy-themed MMO The Agency. Hit the jump to check 'em out! (click on the thumbnails below the text).
Not bad looking but it's going to take a lot more than pretty screens to convince a buy this year.
Those pics look absolutly AWFUL!
Really scratchy! PDZ on the 360 looks better than this!
Not bad for an MMO. The game seems to have some really nice gameplay mechanics... I hope its free of monthly charge.
but, well they still have time.
Look how Warhawk has changed only in few month. :)
p.s. "The art direction reminds me of a next gen No One Lives Forever (thats a good thing, by the way)."
Now THAT was a game I enjoyed.
Like you mentioned...the art direction, characters, MUSIC...everything was just wonderful.
Looks good for an MMO, i'm not normally into mmo's but a spy one with different gangs and sneaking and taking over different areas, getting information, i could really dig this!
Better GFX than Warcraft but thats not saying much.
The only way I'd buy this if it was free of monthly charges.
This is really good to be mmo , but i need more picture. or perhaps a video :D to prove that this game will hit the market whenever it comes out :)
The trailer has just come out get approving its frickin sweet! Spy MMO this could be addictive!
its about game play noobs, and MMO are usually lacking in gfx department, idiots.
http://www.gamersinfo.net/v... go go
Over-the-top action with cartoony graphics - oh, Yeah.
Looks like Team Fortress 2 has taught Sony a thing or two.
K.I.S.S. Simple MMO game and make it fun. Kinda reminds me of Warhawk....the idea that is.
* u just had to lol when the heavy came in with the minigun. Get the guy a pair of glasses.
This is Sony's big secret? I hate mmo's. Of course, everyone has their own opinion, if this calls out to you, great.
Looking awful? Man, this is an cartoony game. There ain't no place for shining armors. Look at the animations, they are great :)
This looks like an awesome game for a MMO. I see a lot of dissenting post and that's okay. No game is for everyone (not even H3). Hopefully this doesn't have a subscription cost. I'm already paying for Live and I'd rather not pay for this also. It would be cool if you could pay a certain amount up front, in a lump sum so you wouldn' thave to worry about paying to play anymore. Just get it out of the way.
Back about this game though, kudos SOE, this looks hot. I haven't seen anything close to this in the MMO world. Purchase will be made, day 1.
lol its SOE there will be a monthly fee SOE never sells enough games to sustian their company they make all their money from monthyl fees.
In my opinion SOE is by far the worst section of Sony's gaming program it is the most hated company on PC's and anyone who has played their game will put zero faith in this.
Wow how dumb can you be. MMO's have always made money via subscription. Even Blizzard with 8 million subscribers. It has nothing to do with the number of games sold. It has to do with maintaining servers, band width, GM's, development team to continue to fix bug and provide additional free content for those playing the game. Hell even your beloved MS charges a subscription fee for playing games online with XBL. Or don't they sell enough games to provide that service for free? LMFAO!
I decided to respond respectfully. A lot of MMO companies need high box sales to recoup their losses of making the game. If they don't sell enough then the subsriptions they get won't pay off their debt or allow the game to grow.
SOE doesn't work this way they buy dieing MMO's like Vangaurd and their own made MMO's are all clumped together into one package that people can use, so they don't care about the box sales because they're trying to tack on as many MMO's into their service as possible.
Just to be clear your original argument was SOE does not sell enough games to substain thier company and have to charge a subscription. Again as I pointed out Blizzard has sold more copies of WoW then any MMO in histroy by a long shot and they still charge a subscription fee so that totally destroys your original argument.
As to Vanguard, Sigil Games tried to make a go on thier own producing a MMO. MS bailed on the company as they where originally thier publishing company. SOE stepped in and offered to publish the game and offer server support since its something they are very good at.
Unfortuantely Sigil ran out of money and had to release the game before it should have been released. The result was as expected and since Sigil was not in a financial position to continue to support the game SOE stepped in and bought them out. Why? Because they do have the finances to get the game where it needs to be unlike Sigil Games and also there is a relationship between the 2 companies. Brad McQuaid was the co-creator of EverQuest and him and John Smedly go back along ways. The only other MMO' that I am aware fo SOE buying was The Matrix Online, all the others they have developed on thier own.
So out of 7 MMO's they now offer as part of thier all access pass they have made 5. So this idea that they just go around buying up MMO's is not really true. For the most part they make thier own just as they are now doing with The Agency. They are also doing a DC Comics MMO and have 2 other cross platform MMO's in development.
SOE offers the ability to play multiple MMO's they have via the Station All access pass. This is a huge saving to players and should be looked at as a good thing. How many MMO's could you play if you had to pay the single MMO subscription fee of $15.00 for each one? You do realize that you can just pay and play only one right?
They do care about box sales because in order to sign someone up to a subscription one has to buy the game right? In fact in order to buy the All Access pass one would have to buy at least 2 SOE MMO games. Pretty cool idea really have your subscribers buy multiple games and have them play them all for one low monthly fee. See that ensures good box sales of new MMO games since all those paying for the All Access Pass will be encouraged to buy it since it won't cost them a single dime more to play the game monthly. Hey and if your only into one then buy the one and get a stand alone subscription. See I am actually hoping The Agency is part of the All Access pass since its something I am already paying and all I have to worry about is buying the game.
Odion just got owned, dude you can't always be the smartass. Trying to act like you know everything until you come across someone who really does know about that thing your also "know" about.
hopefully you all know that this game hasnt been in developement all that long, and also the graphics for this game are astounding considering how gigantic MMO games are, i would surely like to see 180 do a game this big with graphics on this scale, but to bad it would look like paper mario, if gears is the best they could do in such a small place, ha this is overly impossible on the 180, good try 180 fans
ew.... MMOs.... on a console....yuck.
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