Rumor: LA Noire responsible for Agent being PS3 exclusive

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.

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Serjikal_Strike3284d ago

but like it said in the article..i take it with a grain of salt!

krackchap3284d ago

Sensible move by sony. Trading a vapourware for R* north's next big franchise.

Noctis Aftermath3284d ago

Well i'm willing to bet that LA Noire won't make rockstar any money but Agent will.

mastiffchild3284d ago

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.

Oldsnake0073284d ago

I just want AGENT to be an AAA exclusive.

Hellsvacancy3284d ago

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

Godmars2903284d ago

Or they could be trading one vaporware title for another vaporware title...

darkmurder3284d ago

I thought Indians were still on the Atari?

Christopher3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

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.

TheDudeAbides3284d ago

La Noire is a great game coming to PS3 too, but they are getting exclusive game by Rockstar North = WIN

bjornbear3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

so as long as agent remains exclusive and makes use of the PS3 hardware like U2 and LBP we'll have another GOTY =D



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.

GVON3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

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."

He said it during a interview with Geoff Keighley on Game Head?

DaTruth3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

@Darkmurder: Damn, that dude called you a putana!

He went Greek on your @$$!

Megaton3284d ago

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.

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josh143993284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

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.

Hanif-8763284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

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!

Dance3284d ago

Bloody sure this game is also heading to the PC and Xbox

GiantEnemyCrab3284d ago (Edited 3284d ago )

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.

OGharryjoysticks3284d ago

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 =)

NYC_Gamer3284d ago

i just want both of these games to be worth playing..

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