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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