Tag Archives: agent
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 21:29 BST
Agent rumors never die, they just go to sleep for a while. That’s the case today at any rate, as Agent rumors have awoken from their slumber once more thanks to a resume posted by a Rockstar research video editor.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 | 00:58 GMT
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 18:46 BST
Tue, Jun 07, 2011 | 20:53 BST
SCEA president Jack Tretton has cast doubt over if third-party Rockstar title Agent is still a fully-fledging PS3 exclusive.
Fri, Apr 08, 2011 | 09:42 BST
Take-Two has a solid line-up planned for the next 12 months, but that inevitable GTA V E3 reveal will define both the publisher’s year and the LA show itself.
Tue, Jul 27, 2010 | 09:24 BST
Tue, Jun 08, 2010 | 21:48 BST
Update: Take-Two has “reconfirmed” tonight during it’s financial call to investors that Rockstar will not have a presence at E3 this year – just in case you were holding out hope or something.
Original: We’ve just been told that Rockstar will have no “presence” at this year’s E3.
Tue, Jun 01, 2010 | 11:30 BST
Wed, Mar 03, 2010 | 22:43 GMT
Take Two has just confirmed Agent is still in development at Rockstar North.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 18:38 BST
During a Q&A session on its official site, Rockstar responded to a question regarding the PS3 exclusive Agent, and if more information will be released on it this year.
Apparently not, according to the reply.
“It’s not likely we will have any more news this year,” stated a Rockstar rep, “but the game is shaping up to be something truly spectacular.”
The Q&A session was a chance for fans to submit questions regarding upcoming games from the firm.
More through the link.
Mon, Sep 07, 2009 | 08:25 BST
Mentioned during a Q&A relating to GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, Rockstar has confirmed that Agent will see a release in 2010.
The except, which is mentioned during the end when asked if there was a chance the GTA IV DLC would come to the PS3, said:
“We appreciate the enthusiasm of PlayStation 3 owners and believe us, we understand where you’re coming from.”
“That’s why we are working hard on a lineup of PlayStation 3 releases for 2010 that we know you will be very excited to play – including Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and the PlayStation 3 exclusive AGENT, which is a brand-new title from Rockstar North, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series.”
The game was announced as a PS3 exclusive at E3 in June.
More through the link. Thanks, Monk.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 19:28 BST
Todd Mitchell, analyst for Kaufman Bros. Equity Research, expects Take-Two and Rockstar to release two new episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV in fiscal 2010, GTA V in fiscal 2011, and a new GTA title for PS2 next year.
“I would expect that there would be two more pieces of downloadable content for GTA IV, that’s what has been indicated to me, although formats are unsure,” Mitchell told GI.biz. “It’s been indicated to me that would be the case.
“Coming out of E3 there was no commitment to a new Grand Theft Auto, and I think that’s because of Rockstar’s track record with delivering on time.
“Of the three, I’m least confident in saying for sure there will be a new GTA for PlayStation 2, but the track record shows that PSP titles have been repositioned [on PS2][Chinatown Wars for the PSP].”
Agent will be released in 2010, along with an unannounced title from 2K Games which along with BioShock 2 and Red Dead Redemption, Mitchell says Take-Two is now becoming a “proper company rather than a one hit wonder.”
More through the link.
Thu, Jun 25, 2009 | 13:54 BST
Rockstar’s put the official Agent site live.
There’s nothing on it apart from the logo, a “coming soon” note and all the PlayStation insignia.
Still. There it is.
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 | 12:35 BST
Agent, the PS3 “exclusive” Take-Two announced in Sony’s press conference at E3, is set in the 70s, Take-Two boss Ben Feder’s told EG.
“It’s a completely different storyline, there is completely different character development,” the exec said of the title’s similarities to GTA.
“It’s a game about espionage, set in the 1970s. GTA is obviously more about an urban experience, a typically rags to riches experience. Very, very different storylines, very different character development. It’s going to be very fresh for gamers.”
Feder refused to flesh out what the firm meant by the term “exclusive” in regards to Agent.
“These are all relationship matters and contractual matters,” he said. “When we talk about our relationships and our exclusivity for PS3 and Agent, for example, we don’t disclose anything beyond what we’ve already said.
“But we think it’s important for us to be with Sony, and it’s important for Sony, I think, to be with us. The game promises to be one of the best games available because of who’s developing it, and because of the subject matter.”
Interview through the link.
Mon, Jun 08, 2009 | 07:42 BST
Take-Two boss Ben Feder has explained the reasoning at announcing Agent as a PS3 exclusive at E3, citing timed GTA PS2 exclusives as examples of how the strategy can work for a franchise.
“The trade-offs a publisher will typically make is, if you’re platform-agnostic, you get a larger installed base,” he said, speaking to Gamespot on the E3 showfloor. “You’re platform exclusive when you get the right kind of support from first parties.”
Feder said he believed Sony will offer the same kind of support that made GTAIII, Vice City, and San Andreas – all initially PlayStation 2 exclusives – three of the top 10 selling games of all time.
Said Feder, “At this phase in the cycle, when you’re trying to launch a new franchise, exclusivity can really help you launch the franchise. It can give you the kind of platform that you need to start exclusive, start in the right kind of way with the right kind of partner. Exclusivity does work.”
Full thing through there.
Sat, Jun 06, 2009 | 15:36 BST
Agent was announced by Rockstar at Sony’s E3 event this week, and Take-Two president Ben Feder seems confident about the the game being a PS3 exclusive.
“At this phase in the cycle, when you’re trying to launch a new franchise, exclusivity can really help you launch the franchise”, he told Gamespot. ‘It can give you the kind of platform that you need to start exclusive, start in the right kind of way with the right kind of partner. Exclusivity does work.
“I have a lot of confidence in Sony. I have a lot of confidence in their ability to lead the market, as they always have,” he added. “Their console is a terrific platform to be developing for, and Agent is a great testament as to our belief in what that platform can do, and what they can do with us as part of a partnership.”
He also thinks that the game as a whole is going to be rather fantastic.
“We think this has the potential to be yet another great Rockstar North franchise title. … It’s the Houser Brothers and Rockstar North. It’s the A team working on an AAA title. I think the subject matter, the characters, the story, the environment, the background–all the elements are there. It’s such a rich environment to play in.”
More through the link.
Wed, Jun 03, 2009 | 11:54 BST
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.