More than a decade after its initial announcement as an upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive, Rockstar stealth action game Agent appears to have been finally laid to rest.
A few new screenshots and pieces of art from Rockstar's mysterious spy game Agent have appeared. They come from an artist who worked on the game in 2009/2010, which means the assets old and not indicative of any renewed development on the project, but they do at least confirm that some meaningful work was originally carried out. Reddit dug them up and also linked to a similar batch of Agent assets excavated in 2011. I've embedded a few of the most screenshot-looking shots here.
It's E3 next week, but before we start getting excited about brand new games, spare a thought for the ones that got away - or rather the ones that supposedly still exist but, let's be honest, we have given up all hope of ever getting to play.
Grand Theft Auto maker Rockstar is apparently unwilling to give up the naming rights to its mysterious PlayStation 3-exclusive Agent.
The company has renewed a pair of trademarks protecting the name Agent and the game's logo - specifically the fact that it has "the shape of a handgun comprising the internal section of the letter 'G'".
The trademarks (dug up by Siliconera) are the first indication for some time that Rockstar has not given up on the project entirely.
Amidst all the excitement about E3 press conference stars like Beyond, Watch Dogs and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, it's easy to forget that not everything we hear about will make it to fruition, and that the time it takes for a game to go from spectacular reveal to an ignominious death that no one even bothers to report is only as long as it takes for a trailer to fade from memory. Given that we've published 478 videos so far this week, and some of them were for games like that Nike Plus thing, that's not long.
Agent and Max Payne 3 are still alive and well at Rockstar Games, publisher Take-Two has confirmed.
Take Two CEO Ben Feder ducked a question about PlayStation 3 exclusive Agent during this evening's Q1 financial conference call.
Rockstar's PS3 exclusive Agent could be released as soon as next year, if a Q&A on the official website is to be believed.
Rockstar's PS3 espionage game Agent will show us "a whole new way of experiencing videogames", according parent company Take-Two.
Sony has announced a new PlayStation 3 exclusive from Rockstar North called Agent during its ongoing E3 conference.
According to SCEA boss Jack Tretton, it "will take a player across the globe amid the shadowy world of espionage and assassins in the darkest hours of the 1970s".
Rockstar kept its distance from the conference - although it usually does, preferring to show games in its own way later.