E3: Rockstar's Agent is "genre-defining"

Take-Two talks-up PS3 exclusive.

Rockstar's PS3 espionage game Agent will show us "a whole new way of experiencing videogames", according parent company Take-Two.

"The game, like anything from Rockstar North, is going to be very, very cool. It's going to push the edge, it's going to be genre-defining and it's going to be a whole new way of experiencing videogames that we haven't really seen before," Take-Two boss Ben Feder told GamesIndustry.biz.

"They're the best development team on the planet," he added.

Agent, set in the "shadowy world of espionage and assassins in the darkest hours of the 1970s", will be exclusive to PS3. Feder said the platform "better suited" the game, but added that "good business relationships" and the full support of a company he has "a lot of respect for" also factored in the decision.

"Exclusives do work when you weigh up the pros and the cons, the positives and the negatives of doing an exclusive, they work even at this stage of the console cycle," said Feder.

"The trade-offs are that on the one hand if you don't go exclusive you get access to a much larger installed base but if you do go exclusive you get the support of first-party publishers in a way that you wouldn't normally expect to."

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