Is this the game that will ultimately define the PS3?

Uncharted, MGS4, LittleBigPlanet, Demon’s Souls, Killzone 2, God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, Motorstorm, and inFAMOUS. Is it possible to top that exceptional plethora of PS3 exclusive software? Actually, yes. I believe there is a title that’s up to the monumental challenge, and its been in development for longer than you might think.

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ingiomar2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

I bet you were not all over Rockstar Table Tennis

Cevapi882993d ago

id like to know what the premise is behind the game...saying that the game will ultimately define the PS3 without even knowing what its about is a shot in the dark even if it is Rockstar

Bobbykotickrulesz2993d ago

I'm actually not a huge fan of Rockstar.

The last game I really enjoyed from them was GTA: Vice City.

Seriously, if you want to talk about milked franchises, look at GTA. The same rehashed shit over and over. Red Dead was cool, but really it was just more of the same with a different setting.

I'm not saying they're bad, I'm just tired of those games lol. Agent interests me, but not to the point where I think it'll be better than a game such as UC2, GT5 or MGS4.

Eamon2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

How is he so sure of a title we know almost no information about at all.

lol, not gonna bother giving this guy a hit.

mrcash2993d ago

hell if anyone can do it its rockstar, they did it with gta3 thats what really made the ps2 gt finally had another big boy to play with.

sikbeta2993d ago

Hold on, we need to know more about the game to claim something like that...

Red_Orange_Juice2993d ago

I doubt in Agent's existance

TEFL0N_D0N_812993d ago

Sorry, but the PS3 has been already defined by 2 games and will likely remain that way: Uncharted 2, GOW 3.

Not saying that great games can't co-exist on PS3, but it'll take a miracle to top those 2.

R0me2993d ago

You cant say it will define the ps3 nor you can say it will not, because we have no information.

nickjkl2993d ago

ps3 has no defining game it has defining games

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coolbeans2993d ago

That's one of the best independent sports games (not a yearly iteration) around. If you're not into playing sports games, then that's a different story.

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-Mezzo-2993d ago

I cannot wait till the full reveal of this game, i am so damn hyped about this game even though i haven't even seen an image of the game.

multips3fan2993d ago

if this game goes successful and stays as a ps3 exclusive i really see ps3 outselling 360 worldwide and takes 2nd place by 2011.if not then other ps3 exclusive will lol.

SeanRL2993d ago

I don't see it happening until 2012, but with the momentum Sony has who knows what they'll pull out of their as next.

knightdarkbox2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

"really see ps3 outselling 360 worldwide and takes 2nd place"

you said this in 2006,2007,2008,2009, right?

on topic:

this game will NOT have the same effect at GTA3. GTA3 revolutionized the sandbox genre. I don't think that's possible again.

Why o why2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

how about 2004&5 whilst ur at it ¬_¬

on topic

This game may be part of the defining library for the ps3 NOT the 1 defining game



Funniest thing? PS3 DID outsell 360 worldwide in both 2007 and 2009, while 2008 they were draw. So, technically, if he had said it before, he probably have been right. The only thing PS3 can't do (or already did, but we can't trace) is outsell 360 LTD sales (although all numbers point that a considerable ammount of those 360 sold simply don't work anymore, so the install base for PS3 could very well be even or bigger right now).

That said, I don't think this game will give PS3 that big of a boost too. GTA sold a lot indeed, but I met more than one person that played through the game and simply didin't knew what Rockstar were, casuals mainly (and god GTA had a lot). The simple fact it's Rockstar wont's sell nearly as many copies as the controversy and almost unethical fun of GTA did.

One game that should have that boost effect (I don't know if as big as you want, but big none the less) is GT5... I know 4 people just waiting for it to get a PS3.

sikbeta2993d ago

You want to see the PS3 switching to 2nd place, a price cut next year is all Sony needs, I assure you, it'll be like the PS2 all over again and everyone knows the 2nd place didn't suit to the PS2 success...

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ico922993d ago

PS consoles have never really been defined by one game, with the ps1 people said FF7, or MGS or Tekken 3, with the PS2 people said GTA 3, some said MGS3 others said God of War, and its gonna be like that with the PS3 , i personaly think it wil be between U2,MGS4,LBP2(the game is looking legendary) and GT5

siyrobbo2993d ago

gran turismo pretty much defined both the ps1 and ps2

bjornbear2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

its just that diverse.

theres a game for everybody. its not just FPS's or just RPG's. It only does EVERY GAME GENRE =D

question: why are people all now saying agent will be multiplat? butt hurt over almost every 360 "exclusive" going multiplat? get over it, Agent will very most probably remain on the PS3. don't think so?

you'll probably be deeply disappointed =P

CaptainMarvelQ82993d ago

is the best chance for rockstar to get sony's fans back
if this goes multi platform,i don't think they could redeem their selves again

same goes for square enix with ffvs

danmachine2993d ago

i bought rockstar table tennis, it was a good game. i have fond memories of whooping my brothers ass on it.

raztad2993d ago


I want to see what the game is all about, but I fear I'll be disappointed.

Christopher2993d ago

The PS3 is already defined. What comes afterward is just enhancements to the original definition.

Scenarist2993d ago

i was relaxed as hell ,,, came to n4g .. dont comment too often,..
but i just burst out laughin....
so bubbles 4 u


I don't know about anyone else, but for it was MGS4 that defined the ps3.

watching the opening cutscene and then at the end seeing Snake jump out of the truck, Camera zooms out and suddenly it's gone from a cutscene that I thought was CGI, to me moving Snake round..

That defined the ps3 for me. Every other game, killzone 2, uncharted 2, GOW3 have just re-affirmed in my mind what MGS4 told me to start with.

as for Agent; Two of my favourite games this gen have been GTA4 and Read Dead. I don't care what anyone says about GTA4, there were many things about that game that totally blew me away and Read Dead took it to a whole new level.

Not to mention R* great story telling and unique sense of style that they manage to stamp on all their games.

I can only imagine what they will do with the ps3 as the exclusive platform.

one thing I am sure of, it will be an amazing experience. will it define the ps3, I don't know how the ps3 would be more defined then it already is, but I am sure they will push it to new depths.

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mjolliffe2993d ago

I love Rockstar, I really do, but maybe people should wait to see a slither of the game before they ask that sort of question...

HebrewHammer2993d ago

We've seen what R* is capable of. Everything that comes out of R* North is an instant classic, and always sells big, even Manhunt. So no, i dont think people need to wait to ask something like that.


''Rockstar founder Sam Houser believes that Agent, set in the 1970s and full of delicious espionage, will be "the ultimate action game."''

3sq2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

All of Rockstar games for PS3 are crappy sub HD ports, GTA4, GTA Episodes from Liberty City and Red Dead Redemption. I don't expect much from them.

HebrewHammer2993d ago

I enjoyed them just the same

DarthMoose2993d ago

Same and if your a ps3 only owner without being a total anal freak like most of the people on here any ps3 only owner can enjoy it without noticing.

inveni02993d ago

I enjoyed those games to a certain extent, but they definitely aren't as good (in my opinion) as the PS3 exclusives like God of War, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, inFamous, etc. And the graphics on Red Dead Redemption weren't awful, but there were definitely times where I thought to myself, "Come on,'s can do better than this." I'm especially put off by Red Dead Redemption graphics when I see an open world game like inFamous coming to the PS3.

3sq2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

I'm not talking about if it's enjoyable , fun, good or not. Those things are debatable. I was talking about technical aspect to define PS3. As for the disagrees, Do you realize that you are disagreeing with facts? Sub HD is Sub HD no but. Rockstar are inexperienced with PS3 is fact.

Edit: Below, it might be true. We shall see, but looking back at their records I'm still doubting unless they show me something concrete first.

DaTruth2993d ago

We will definitely see that it won't be a port, because it is exclusive. But how good it will be if indeed it exists(starting to have my doubts), is questionable.

SephireX2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

This game is exclusive meaning Rockstar North will take full advantage of the PS3 Cell processor, blu ray capacity and mandatory hd install. Mark my words. This game will be awesome. Just like GTA 3 wiped out the PS2's competition, this will wipe out the PS3's.

inveni02993d ago

I hope Sony helps them prevent an install. It's not needed, so there's no reason to do it, unless they're just being lazy.

yewles12993d ago

This will NOT define the PS3 because it's really a timed exclusive and you ALL know it.

HebrewHammer2993d ago

Last time I checked, GTA was a TIMED exclusive on PS2. That certainly didnt stop it from becoming one of, if not THE defining series on PS2.

comp_ali2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

you are right , every gta game which some call PS ecxlusive came out to PC and Xbox/X360 after less than a year. Agent will be no difference from GTA games IMO.

I don't know why people belive R* will favor one platform over the other unless someone paid them tons of money. it is business, wake up.
Micorsoft paid 50 million for timed exclusive DLC 'not even full game'. Sure they got their cut for every downloaded DLC copy but you get my point.

Time will tell. but don't hide when it is announced for other platforms.

Biggest2993d ago

What if they build the game to the strengths of the PS3? Do you think they'll release a 40g open world game on a console using DVDs?

N4BmpS2993d ago

Pretty sure Sony bought that IP, off of Rockstar. Since Googled it and it came up as a Sony owned IP, I forgot that it was made by Rockstar at one point

JohnSlaught2993d ago

N4BmpS, are you sure it is not Sony's MMO "The Agency" (SOE), you found? "Agent" is developed and published by Rockstar companies. I confused these two for a while.

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jay22993d ago

I can asure, it's NOT going multi platform, I garentee that.

N4PS3Fanboys2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

I'm glad you can "asure" and "garantee" us that.

Anyway, I'm going to copy my comment over from that one L.A. Noire article:

"1. "L.A. Noire will not be coming to the 360. It is only possible on the PS3"

2. "The two DLC packs for GTA IV will remain exclusive to the 360"

3. "Agent will not be coming to the 360. It is only possible on the PS3"

There's a pattern here in Rockstar's statements. They're all lies."

Optical_Matrix2993d ago

"N4GPS3 Fanboys...Sony have locked down the IP. It's not going multiplat. At least not this iteraton. Google it if you want.

jay22993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

I'm glad you can "asure" and "garantee" us that.

Anyway, I'm going to copy my comment over from that one L.A. Noire article:

"1. "L.A. Noire will not be coming to the 360. It is only possible on the PS3"
Money from M$ talk.

2. "The two DLC packs for GTA IV will remain exclusive to the 360"

And as said above, and in the link in the article, Sony owns the I.P.

Money from Sony talks.

3. "Agent will not be coming to the 360. It is only possible on the PS3"

It is, it's being made for 50GB Blu-ray.

There's a pattern here in Rockstar's statements. They're all lies."

jay22993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

Delete please, posting went mad and posted the same comment a lot of times :(?

jay22993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

Delete please, posting went mad and posted the same comment a lot of times :(?

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xAlmostPro2993d ago (Edited 2993d ago )

with the debt they owe sony over the whole la noir mess around, i doubt it will be multi-plat at ANY stage.. maybe agent 2(although if agent sells big and is actually good, no doubt sony will buy up the rights to it)

jizzyjones2993d ago

L.A went multiplat because the budget was huge an when it was being made no1 owned a ps3 so it had to go multiplat to make money. An GTA can only ever be a "timed exclusive" because its GTA, an GTA = $$$$. Agent is being made for Sony to make up for them loosing GTAIV as a timed exclusive. An if a game is developed for PS3 exclusively, it remains exclusive.

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