The Agency

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The Agency headlines

  • The Weekly Wrap – PS3 vs 360, Impulse sold, SOE lay-offs

    And just like that, April Fools Day was upon us. It’s finally over, but the scars may never completely heal. Come, let’s fondly remember a time before it blighted our world.

  • Report - The Agency releasing in second-half 2011

    SOE will release action MMO The Agency in the second-half of next year, according to Kotaku.

  • SOE releases E3 screens of The Agency

    SOE has released some new screens from it’s espionage MMO, The Agency, allowing all you James Bond types out there a sneak peek of what it’s like to be a super spy.

  • E3 trailer for The Agency released

    SOE has put out a new video for its action- shooter, The Agency.

  • SOE: The Agency playable "within weeks"

    Waiting a long time for SOE MMO The Agency? If new comments from president John Smedley are to be believed, your pain is almost done.

  • SOE says cancellation rumors for The Agency are rubbish

    SOE president John Smedley has told Joystiq that rumors regarding the cancellation of its PS3/PC MMO action game, The Agency, are pretty much just that – rumors. “We’re not going to release it until it’s right, said Smedley, “but there’s this rumor going around that we’re going to cancel it — that’s ridiculous. “We’re going […]

  • Senior staff quit Agency dev team

    EG’s reporting that studio director and executive producer Matt Wilson, art director Corey Dangel, and producer John Smith from SOE’s Seattle studio have all left to form a new company. SOE’s northwestern outfit is currently working on MMO The Agency. The posse have launched a new studio called Detonator Games, as confirmed here. SOE’s assured […]

  • The Agency has CG trailer, back-flips

    Ready for the generic E3 media flood? Good. Start off with a new trailer from SOE’s The Agency. It’s after the break. It’s just CG. The MMO has no date.

  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Fallen Earth gets screened, CrimeCraft enters beta, Ultima needs testers

    Leading up to E3, there is not a megaton of news with anything, let alone MMOs. The week was basically all about screens, delving into crafting systems and character sheets, and general stuff that you can view on any online game’s website. It’s called pre-E3 malaise, and today it’s pretty thick. However, we have dug […]

  • GDC: DC Universe Online and The Agency pushed to 2010

    Oh dear. SOE’s John Smedley’s told a GDC lecture this morning that DC Universe Online will now release in 2010. The PS3 and PC MMO was originally intended to hit this year. Worse, SOE’s other big-name MMO, The Agency, has also been pushed back into next year. Not so great. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • The Agency won't be going "outright for $15 a month"

    Speaking to Kikizo, Sony Online Entertainment’s Kevin O’Hara’s confirmed that monthly fees are going to play a part in spy shooter MMO The Agency. Free-to-play for the win. “We’re acutely aware that shooter players are not used to paying monthly fees, so I doubt we’ll go for an outright $15 a month, which works on […]

  • No cross-platform play for The Agency, says SOE

    According to this Eurogamer piece, The Agency lead designer Hal Milton has confirmed that the MMO won’t include cross-platform play. The spy game’s in development at SOE for both PS3 and PC. Milton dropped the bombshell at the company’s annual Fan Faire in Las Vegas. “A couple of members of our team gained a lot […]

  • The Agency gets developer walkthrough videos

    After the break. The SOE MMO’s looking very nice indeed, we reckon. Frame rate’s a bit choppy, like, but you can’t have everything. Treat yourselves; it’s Friday. By Mike Bowden

  • SOE shows E3 line-up

    It is what it is. And what it is is below: The Agency (PC, PS3) Free Realms (PC, PS3) EverQuest II (PC) EverQuest (PC) Legends of Norrath: Oathbreaker (PC) Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (PC) It’s all been added to IGN’s Big E3 List, which you may as well bookmark.

  • Real money trading for The Agency

    SOE’s announced that upcoming spy MMO The Agency will come complete with real money transactions thank to a partnership with Live Gamer. The move has sparked speculation that the game will be free to play when it releases later this year. Press release after the link.

  • Cross-platform play unlikely for The Agency, says SOE

    According to this, SOE boss John Smedley doesn’t reckon cross-platform play between PC and PS3 gamers is going to happen in spy-shooter MMO The Agency. “If I was a betting man, I’d bet that we don’t allow it,” he said. “You’ll still be able to log in with your character on either [PS3 or PC].” […]