During Take-Two’s financial call this year, the one where it claimed to pull in over $2 billion thanks to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, the video game publisher teased another big release from its biggest studio that would be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during the spring of 2015. Speculation immediately began pointing towards another Grand Theft Auto or possibly Red Dead Redemption, but another scenario comes from a famous piece of Rockstar vaporware from the last console generation.
Agent was first announced back in 2007 as an exclusive for the PlayStation 3. In it, you would control a fully customizable secret agent who would embark upon “a paranoid journey into the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations” during the peak of the Cold War. Sounds a little too hard to resist, especially since all we’ve seen from an RPG with a secret agent style setting is Alpha Protocol, a game which really requires the right mindset to enjoy.
The trademark was recently renewed this month by Take-Two, meaning you could finally see Agent at E3 this year if the trademark renewal means anything. Whether or not the game has gone through any drastic changes in the seven years since its announcement is yet to be seen, but it was also never officially canceled and has been labeled as “coming soon” for years.
Perhaps all of the themes and ideas have been kept intact, and Rockstar will just be able to realize its lofty goals even more fully with the new technology.
I’ve resisted the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a lot to this point, but promises of Agent were one reason I was convinced that the PlayStation 3 would be a great buy. I’ll wait until I see something physical before actually jumping aboard, but Rockstar might be the company to get me to jump into the new generation. The company isn’t exactly known for PC ports, meaning one of these hulking boxes could be the only way to play it. This could be “that game.”
We’ll just have to wait until E3 to find out if Agent materializes or not.