IVG writes: If postings on a mysterious Twitter account are to be believed, LA Noire may well be responsible for Rockstar's major new IP – Agent, being exclusive to the PS3.
but like it said in the article..i take it with a grain of salt!
Sensible move by sony. Trading a vapourware for R* north's next big franchise.
Well i'm willing to bet that LA Noire won't make rockstar any money but Agent will.
It's not true that this game has ANYTHING to do with Sony getting Agent exclusively at all. It's a result, and the first fruits of the three game deal for exclusives Sony have with R*. I'm not certain that this is the case but IIRC the deal comes from around the time GTA4 went multi and MS were paying for the DLC-probably a sweetener for Sony allowing R* out of any previous agreement over GTA games and to compensate for losing a guaranteed console seller and money maker in the GTA series I think three new IP(which may or may not catch on remember) is a fair sounding deal. Also, what makes LANoire and wherever it goes relevanyt to Sony unless R* were to give it to Sony as one of the three, no? Even then it only moves Agent down the release list in any case. Last I heard from the TB site for LAN it was being made for "next gen consoles and PC" IIRC and I don't see much logic in this.
I just want AGENT to be an AAA exclusive.
U watch, itll b announced soon that L.A Noire, Agent and Bully 2 r the 3 Sony exclusives No doubt im wrong, i would another Bully game aswel, multiplat or not
Or they could be trading one vaporware title for another vaporware title...
I thought Indians were still on the Atari?
L.A. Noire, for all intents and purposes, is still flagged as only a PS3 game. There's been no official statement otherwise. Furthermore, it's no secret that R* has posted making more profit from PS3 sales - due to much lower royalty fees - of GTA4, excluding DLC, and for them to bring new IPs as timed exclusives to the PS3 would be the smart choice for them to do to test the waters and see if they have the potential for being made into new franchises. It's unlikely we'll see anything on either of these games until this fall due to the need to keep marketing focus on Red Dead Redemption.
La Noire is a great game coming to PS3 too, but they are getting exclusive game by Rockstar North = WIN
so as long as agent remains exclusive and makes use of the PS3 hardware like U2 and LBP we'll have another GOTY =D sweet! @darkmurder that was tasteless and immature =/ i can take a joke but, that was just rude. then again you are an attention putana, so no surprise.
I thought Tretton said it was an exchange for GTA4 being Ps3 only,as the userbase and price wasn't mas market enough. Found it "in exchange for letting them out of [the GTA IV] exclusive." http://www.gamedaily.com/ar... He said it during a interview with Geoff Keighley on Game Head?
@Darkmurder: Damn, that dude called you a putana! He went Greek on your @$$!
Dunno why mastiffchild got so many disagrees, he's absolutely right. It had nothing to do with LA Noire. LA Noire isn't even developed by Rockstar, just published by them. Agent's exclusivity came about when Sony allowed GTAIV to go multiplat, since they apparently had it locked down in the first place. It's all tied to GTAIV.
i suppose it does make sense. i think sony had the right idea gaining exclusivity to agent instead even though we know little about it. Rockstar north are very good developers and it will be interesting to see what they can do with the ps3. i wonder if agent will be open world or a linear game. This could just be a rumour but it does explain the heavy rumours of la noire being a multiplatform games now.
If AGENT is a linear game then i'm not interested. I'm sick of everything being linear most of the time, i need my open world fix :-) Please Rockstar give us the the next generation GTA we never got in the form of AGENT!
Bloody sure this game is also heading to the PC and Xbox
sure it is! =)
Yes, with the way things have been going with third parties I expect the same thing.. Unless R* doesn't like money or Sony paid off the difference. Either way, I got a PS3 so I'm covered.
But then what did Sony get from allowing Rockstar out of the exclusivity for the GTA series? Let me guess....was it a great big bag of Microsoft money =)
i just want both of these games to be worth playing..
agent is multiplat cry more [email protected] AI JUST A GOT A MESSAGE FROMA PS3FANBOY I SAW the words SHEPARD (MASSEFECT 2) ANd stop wright there hahahha u failed to spoil it just to inform u if that was a spopiler fo rthe game haha u failed .had to reply here so i dont read it hahhahaha FAILED
sony spent 20 million on it and they have a contract.
Watch E3 2009, it was stated to be an exclusive.
Oh look, another dumb bot. How cute. :3
So Agent may use the same engine as L.A. Noire. Meaning more free-roam space for Agent and L.a. noires free-roaming may be capped but still a good game.
I dont see Agent remaining exclusive for long because if its going to be anything close to the scale of GTA:4 it will cost $100ml (like GTA4) to make. And i dont see Sony paying that bill.
spent 20 million on it, its going to be exclusive.
http://news.spong.com/artic... Same thing with Mass Effect 2 & Splinter Cell: Conviction except these two games are more likely to come to PS3... :) Oh that remind me, thank you Micro$oft for funding PS3 exclusives. :)
That article makes it seem that its just staying exclusive to build hype for the new franchise, which is true since if it was multiplat i dont see many people caring as much. In the end it will make the jump to xbox though, but only if its received well.
lets consider hardware =) could Uncharted 2 be done on a 360? Do you really think so? I doubt it, since it was made with the PS3 unique hardware in mind (yano, that unique hardware 3rd party studios have a hard time porting to =P) well. If agent uses PS3's hardware to the max, i doubt it will appear on the 360 or the PC =/ but you never know. The again if its made with the intention of being multi-play, we'll see a game that DOES NOT take advantage of PS3's hardware. and if this game doesn't use PS3's hardware specifically, it will be more limited than if it did =) so we'll see. hopefully it fully uses the blu-ray with MASSIVE open world and every building can be entered and great graphics =D
well since its third party it might hit both consoles,just a little bit later,but thats why i love all the sony first party studios.
bjornbear hit the nail on the head, if the game is made with a multiplat future in mind i can see it going to the 360 but if its optimized for the PS3 and takes full advantage of its hardware and blu ray it would be hard to port unless im wrong, this gen sony has not lost any 3rd party exclusives and im talking about 3rd party games that have been released e.g. MGS4, haze, lair....cant think of anything else
dont care...show me something about Agent, than I will care
The article, although it confirms essentially nothing, seems to make points that are for the most part sensible. Unfortunately, it's been nearly half a year since the game was announced and we've heard nothing about it. I wish we knew something about agent, other than it being a PS3 exclusive...
I want to see footage of this game. I think it will be massive exclusive.
Sony wouldn't be compensated for the $20 million in any scenario. They put in $20 million and then threw away the property which means they wanted to cut their losses. They aren't entitled to a single red cent of that money and of course Rockstar wouldn't be on the hook for it either. The decision to make Agent an exclusive is a separate deal or Rockstar just wanted to focus on one console. More likely the former.
Wow, you've seen the contracts and know how their deals have been structured. Awesome. Care to post links so we all can read them?
This is pretty much what happened
What if Agent is actually L.A Noire ? maybe they decided to change the name....anyone ?
It's not lol,the Psblog is under maintenance,will link when it's back up Here we go "As Jack mentioned in the interview with Geoff, this franchise is not LA Noire, but something all new. We agreed with Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive Software that we wouldn’t disclose anything more about the deal or title at this time, so stay tuned," http://blog.us.playstation.... R* North main GTA games are making Agent,whilst Team Bondai are working on LA Noire
LA noire is an 1940-ish crime/detective kind of game while agent is a 1970's spy game or something like that they are TOTALLY different concepts
AGENT published by: ROCKSTAR Developed by: ROCKSTAR Distribuited by: ROCKSTAR Sony = OWNED XBOX 360 = Whait for this temporary exclusive coming to TRIPLEAAABOX 360 with improv. heheheheh Cry Mooooooaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrr droidsss!!!!!!!!!!! :)
I like how you have no links in your post. http://www.rockstargames.co... Yeah, the XBOX 360 logo is really apparent there. This is the exact quote from Rockstar's website: "Rockstar Games is proud to announce Agent. Developed by the people behind Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar North, Agent will be available EXCLUSIVELY for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system" Dumb bot. Fail harder next time, please. It makes you look even more retarded.
Ninja Gaiden 2 published by microsoft Bioshock published by microsoft Mass effect? We still gotta see published by microsoft what else? LOL all these games were published my MICROSOFT and they turned out to go on ps3 also so NO YOU CRY GAYGALOL!!
when LA noire was announced it was said it will push the ps3 to full potential.. if it does, it wont be multi-plat if that was bogus(which it probably was) it will be multi-plat.. either way im more excited for agent
as not being exclusive yet
Whats LA Noire? =D Really I want to know.
LA Noire is a multiplatform game made by a bitter and dodgy company.
I somehow don't see LA Noire being an exclusive no longer. With Sony having no more ties to this game it's very hard for Rockstar to still make this exclusive and give up on 360 sales. Just look at MW2 for example where the Xbox 360 copy outsold the PS3 copy 2-1. Not saying the game could outsell the PS3 copy but your looking at atleast doubling sales by making it multi platform. Also could you really a see a company explaining to shareholders we gave up doubling sales so that we could reach the games full potential on one console.
LA NOIRE= R* using MAFIA 2's engine to make a game AGENT= R* using the GTA4 engine to make a game
R* North Know Best, Agent will be Awesome
Not sure why Sony fanboys consider Agent as as an "exclusive" while they keep saying Mass Effect 2 isn't because it's also on the PC. I'll play Mass Effect on the PC; and if Agent is any good, I'll play it on the PC as well. But so far the trailers for Agent haven't looked too good, and Alpha Protocol will seem to be a better spy game.
Agent wasn't or hasn't been ever announced for anything but PS3. Nor has there been a trailer for Agent. I think you're think of "The Agency" which is a SOE game.
where did u see a trailer for agent??? i wanna see it too!...but i know u mistake the agency for agent.so silly.but i uns=derstand u wanna hate this game now so when it comes out it doesnt hurt as much.
with splinter cell gone, agent seems to bea last hope of a spy game for the ps3.. i would never buy this game.. too bored of a spy game.. gta 5 would be better as an exclusive. or manhunt 3 rocktar north and rockstar vienna could fuse to make it!! imagine the gore on ps3!!!! awesome.. or bully in college or summat.. be whatever, an open world ps3 game would look the best compared to the other console
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