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Agent will be “the ultimate action game,” says Houser

Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 11:54 GMT By Mike

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Rockstar founder Sam Houser has said that he is more than excited by PS3 exclusive Agent, announced at Sony’s E3 press conference last night, and he feels it will be the “ultimate action game.”

“We have always enjoyed making action games, and with Agent we are making what we believe will be the ultimate action game,” said Houser.

“Agent is a game we have wanted to make for a long time. The team in Edinburgh is doing an amazing job combining intense action, atmosphere and story in a great period setting to create something that feels quite unique.

“We cannot wait for people to experience this game.”

Full press release after the break.

Rockstar Games Announces Agent Exclusively for PLAYSTATION®3 System

New York, NY – June 2, 2009 – Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), 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.

“We have always enjoyed making action games, and with Agent we are making what we believe will be the ultimate action game,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Agent is a game we have wanted to make for a long time. The team in Edinburgh is doing an amazing job combining intense action, atmosphere and story in a great period setting to create something that feels quite unique. We cannot wait for people to experience this game.”

Agent takes players on a paranoid journey into the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations during the height of the Cold War at the end of the 1970s.

For more information, log onto www.rockstargames.com.

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games for the PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play; and distributes software, hardware and accessories in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

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6 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Very interested in seeing what this actually is. Also very interested to hear just how much money Sony paid for it. Did they outdo Microsoft’s $50million? :-)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Roybott

    You have to remember the rumoured $50 million was just for (time?) exlcusive DLC not a game… Surely Sony must have paid more?

    Has this actually been confirmed as a REAL exclusive or a timed exclusive? Or has it not been explictly said?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    They’ve had a “rockstar exclusive” tied up for a long time.

    I believe originally some were saying it was part of the deal to let GTA IV go to the 360… but that’s purely the rumour mill talking.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Razor

    Tretton confirmed that R* wanted GTA to go the 360, so it’s pretty clear that Sony requested an exclusive or two in return.

    Though I think Sony should have just asked for some GTA 5 or 6 exclusivity in the future when the PS3 base will have grown, rather than a new IP.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “Did they outdo Microsoft’s $50million?”

    I’ve pointed this out several times but no-one ever bastard listens :)

    Microsoft did not give/pay/whatever rockstar $50 million, it was loaned as an upfront deal. Imagine it like a record company’s advance to an artist.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Roybott

    Yeah you’re right it was just a loan/advance, but the question still stands… Did Sony pay a bigger loan/advance? :)

    #6 5 years ago

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