It was announced at Sony's E3 press conference earlier this month, but we only received some baseline information along with the fact that it will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive.

In a recent Eurogamer interview with Take-Two CEO Ben Feder, we get a few more details concerning the "spiritual successor" to their acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise. The comparisons are almost inevitable, but Feder wanted to make it clear that Agent will be "very fresh for gamers." As he said:

"It's a completely different storyline, there is completely different character development. 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."

He also briefly addressed the reason why Agent is a PS3 exclusive; he said "it's important when you're launching a new franchise to make sure you have the right support." …and apparently, Sony gives the right support, despite their evident refusal to bring that GTAIV DLC to the PS3. Feder said they "don't talk about that" in the interview, so take from that what you will. As it stands, Agent is a game about espionage set in the 1970s, and yes, it will certainly be different than GTA. Stay tuned for more.

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mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Activision should learn from Take-Two

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

Que feo esta tu avatar… Arriba los TIGRES!! jajaja… (ntc.)

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

gracias, lol. I try to follow mexican soccer, key word 'try.' I'll root for my local Morelia first, then anything but America/Chivas 😛

Morals
Morals
11 years ago

Chivas is better

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

I like chivas only because I have family playing in the team. other than that, tigres all the way… even if they're losers lol…


Last edited by napoleon85 on 6/24/2009 1:50:18 PM

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

in the end we're all united under the national team…which needs a lot of help. lol

jmo_INDY_Repub
jmo_INDY_Repub
11 years ago

yeah 10,00 woot woot

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

Sorry, we stole the world's thunder today with our win over Spain :))))

OverlordZero
OverlordZero
11 years ago

Cant wait to see some gameplay for this one

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

I was never a fan of GTA but I look forward to this new game.


Last edited by napoleon85 on 6/24/2009 12:58:46 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Ya same here, when everyone was going crazy for it i wasn't really that interested in it. Which is probally because i was little and was playing Spyro and Ratchet and clank (not that there is anything wrong with that)

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

I'm very curious to hear more about Agent. The interview B.Feder had with Eurogamer has definitely increased my interest in the game. Based on Feder's responses to the questions about Agent, it sounds like it will be an open world game. Just how would espionage gameplay fit into that open world play?

Looking forward to more developments.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Man I want a few details. "Agent" and "espionage" makes me think of MGS type stealth, but I get the feeling this will be open world. Tease us with some real info guys! And why don't they just come out and tell the truth about why it's exclusive, this will be a game that you can't squeeze onto a DVD9 and run on crappy hardware.

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
11 years ago

Yep.

I want to hear more also…not sure what to make of this game. At one point I tought it was online only?

questing222
questing222
11 years ago

"this will be a game that you can't squeeze onto a DVD9 and run on crappy hardware."

Yaaawwn.

chocoholic
chocoholic
11 years ago

@timster118
I think you're refering to the Agency, which is a different game. I think it's a spy MMO made by SOE.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

@questing222

Sounds like you are sleepy, you should go take a nap some where.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

@ quest, how much crappy hardware have you had to send back in a coffin? Not that I expect you to answer truthfully, but you should think about it, and the name behind the tech. At any rate, it was just a little gag, grow up.


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 6/24/2009 3:39:27 PM

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

No no, it's no gag. That's straight up truth.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

a gag based in reality then, as most good jokes are. 😉

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

too true, too true

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

We want details now come on guys tell us what its about at least. 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

VERY curious about this game, but thats all for now, just curious

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Wonder if this one will be free roam

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I hope this game fells as fresh and fun as GTA III felt when I first laid my hands on it.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

this makes me think of the cold war era

of course it obviously takes place during that time period 😛

maybe we'll get to spy on the russians!!! lol


Last edited by Qwarktast1c on 6/24/2009 3:39:35 PM

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

I'm a whore in a few instances: Capcom and Rockstar. This game has the rockstar logo on it and will most likely scream quality.

Edit: Nothing wrong with whores I dont' judge. Fanboyism is a diff. beast. lol


Last edited by ZubraZap on 6/24/2009 3:42:30 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I agree, I'm a Sony whore and a PC whore. Oh and also an ice cream whore.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

i'm a sony and zombie whore.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I'm a whore(?)

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I'm relieved that Rockstar are finally moving on. The GTA thing is a little long in the tooth. IV could have been so much more but sadly they went multiplat with it and faced storage limitations. Agent is going to rock our soxes.

XJGunz
XJGunz
11 years ago

While I was never a fan of GTA to begin with, I do have faith in RockStar North to give us a quality title with a breath of fresh air for PS3 gamers.

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

I hope their realistic (if dull) approach to the latest GTA is kept in check. Now they're working exclusively for the bestest console, it could be an uber realistic yawn fest.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

ugh i hate the "word" uber *shuders*

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
11 years ago

I think it's uberiffically cool.

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

Pretty much the "support" that they get when they go exclusive is more financial than technical. Rather than try and start a new IP which is multiplatform they go exclusive so as to save themselves time and money developing it. Exclusives are cheaper to develop than multiplatform games – smaller teams can work on them.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

really? i thought the exact opposite (well for ps3 at least) because it takes a lot more time to make a boog graphics game that has a long story and everything then a multi plat that you could throw together in a year

chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

I should have been a bit more specific, in this instance, where a game engine is being built from the ground up it is cheaper than having to build an engine for each console without doing a port (i.e. concurrent development on both systems). You are only making one engine instead of two.
Also, most multiplatform games are also being built on 2nd or 3rd generation technology for this generation of consoles, which also makes development quicker (hence cheaper) than an exclusive.
But look at Insomniac, which is using 4th generation tech for the new Ratchet game which will be out this year and you can see how quick development has been for an exclusive – Resistance 2 was released at the end of last year.
And multiplatform games are only relatively cheaper than exclusives as they have a larger install base to sell games to, hence the return is larger.


Last edited by chicko1983 on 6/24/2009 11:08:38 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

So basically a sandbox game with a different setting.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Am I the only one seeing a correlation between this game and L.A. Noire?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Different period pieces.

King James
King James
11 years ago

Still see a correlation. And they both are R* games.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I'm probably just being difficult, I see your point. I'm looking forward to both of them, that's for sure.

Karosso
Karosso
11 years ago

Well they need to do something different than GTA, lets hope gameplay wise, it strays a bit far from it.
They said a while back that their next new IP would be exclusive because it could only be done on the PS3.
I hope they show us something more than just a update version of GTA with different settings…

www
www
11 years ago

This question made me LMAO,when Ben Feder was asked:

"Eurogamer: Have you heard much from Jack Thompson recently? I know he's one of your biggest fans…"

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

Of topic for a sec….
In the biggest news of the day,

"THIS SITE HAS JUST REACHED 10,000 MEMBERS"!!!!!
(Well 10,001 actually, but who's counting, LOL)

My "Congrats" go out to PSXextreme!

OK, back on topic


Last edited by BikerSaint on 6/24/2009 6:53:54 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

That is pretty cool, congrats on catching the number.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

wow, that is actually really big, i didn't think it was that big.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Well, it all sounds good at the moment.

Will hold off 'till I see trailers, images, and more details.


Last edited by Scarecrow on 6/24/2009 7:49:52 PM

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

Like I said before, I am very excited about our exclusive game from Rockstar. I think we can all look forward to this game in the future.