The one game we’re probably never going to see at E3 again
Next month marks the eighth anniversary of Sony announcing that Rockstar Games was working on a PlayStation exclusive game, which we later learned was Agent, in 2007. It was officially announced at E3 2009 and since then we’ve heard almost nothing. With rumors of The Last Guardian, a game that was in a similar situation, actually making an appearance at this year’s show, there’s a sliver more of hope than there was before, but it’s more likely that the game has been canned or reworked entirely.
Agent was under development by Rockstar Games, specifically Rockstar North, the studio behind all the biggest games like Grand Theft Auto. It was going to be exclusively released on the PlayStation 3
Sony and Rockstar threw around descriptions about Agent, like that it does things that “you can truly only do on PS3,” and that it would “set the bar for the rest of the industry,” and that it would be “genre-defining.”
In 2009, Rockstar said the game could be out in 2010, but publisher Take-Two only reiterated it existed that year and never released it. It did the same thing in 2011, which kept the hope alive. Not long after though, Sony suggested that the PlayStation exclusivity might have changed and that it was up to Rockstar to decide.
Later that year, an environmental artist who worked on the game released concept art from it. The art at least let us know that the game was a real thing at some point.
Now that the PlayStation 4 is out, some people are assuming its switched to the newer console, but who knows? Two years ago Take-Two renewed the trademark and that’s the last we’ve heard.