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Take-Two: Agent "Is Going To Be Very Fresh For Gamers"

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.

Related Game(s): Agent

6/24/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (57 posts)

mexgeo86
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 12:44:22 PM
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Activision should learn from Take-Two

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napoleon85
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 12:59:06 PM


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

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 1:02:10 PM

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

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Morals
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 1:34:40 PM

Chivas is better

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napoleon85
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 1:49:51 PM

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...

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mexgeo86
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 2:02:01 PM

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

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 6:55:38 PM

yeah 10,00 woot woot

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convergecrew
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 3:29:51 AM

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

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OverlordZero
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 12:56:50 PM
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Cant wait to see some gameplay for this one

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napoleon85
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 12:58:22 PM
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I was never a fan of GTA but I look forward to this new game.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:31:55 PM

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)

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Nynja
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 12:59:26 PM
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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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 1:12:54 PM
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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.

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Tim Speed24
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 1:18:10 PM

Yep.

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

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questing222
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 1:33:15 PM

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

Yaaawwn.

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chocoholic
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 2:47:42 PM

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

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Juanalf
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 3:27:30 PM

@questing222

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 3:37:37 PM

@ 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.

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Alienange
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 4:01:20 PM

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

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 5:35:08 PM

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

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:33:38 PM

too true, too true

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tlpn99
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 2:09:50 PM
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We want details now come on guys tell us what its about at least. :)

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Deleted User
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 2:47:08 PM
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VERY curious about this game, but thats all for now, just curious

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 3:03:11 PM
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Wonder if this one will be free roam

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Juanalf
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 3:35:23 PM
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I hope this game fells as fresh and fun as GTA III felt when I first laid my hands on it.

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 3:37:48 PM
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this makes me think of the cold war era

of course it obviously takes place during that time period :P

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

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 3:41:27 PM
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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

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 7:18:17 PM

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

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:35:06 PM

i'm a sony and zombie whore.

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Banky A
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 1:05:43 AM

I'm a whore(?)

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Alienange
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 4:05:26 PM
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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.

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XJGunz
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 4:17:04 PM
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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.

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RadioHeader
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 4:34:37 PM
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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.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:35:54 PM

ugh i hate the "word" uber *shuders*

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RadioHeader
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 8:45:16 AM

I think it's uberiffically cool.

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chicko1983
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 5:36:33 PM
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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.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:37:36 PM

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

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chicko1983
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 11:01:00 PM

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.


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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 5:56:02 PM
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So basically a sandbox game with a different setting.

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King James
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 5:57:29 PM
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Am I the only one seeing a correlation between this game and L.A. Noire?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 6:49:21 PM

Different period pieces.

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King James
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 7:17:38 PM

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

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 8:09:29 PM

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

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 6:06:28 PM
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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...

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www
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 6:11:28 PM
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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..."

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 6:53:05 PM
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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

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 7:09:46 PM

That is pretty cool, congrats on catching the number.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:39:32 PM

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

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 7:49:43 PM
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Well, it all sounds good at the moment.

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

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Kai200X
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 8:53:11 PM
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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.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 @ 9:39:54 PM

well said

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Jalex
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 2:59:28 PM
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Even mere vague-speak is enough to get me excited for this game.
Honestly, my only hope (besides a general high-quality hope) is that they drop the satirical tone of the 'Grand Theft Auto' games for this.

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kevinater321
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 3:07:01 PM
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who keeps giving me a thumbs down? everything i write has a thumbs down? i didn't say anything offencive to anyone...

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 3:12:37 AM

It's quite obvious the thumbs are misused. Don't regard them as a benchmark on your comments. Stand behind what you post and know that if you say anything that might be against the original article's opinions you're going to get backlash.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 6:01:15 PM
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@kevinator321,
Don't take it to heart, I never pay attention to the few who deny they need the 12-step rehab program at their local TBA(Thumb Abusers Anonymous).

And if I may quote from the TBA's brochure.... it states that it all stems from the fact that most continuing thumb-suckers just don't know there's a great alternative available to them.

TBA states that while using their award winning patented remedy(and a grope-therapy favorite) they have accomplished an amazing 99% cure rate, and all just by teaching the patient it's quite OK to shove both thumbs right up their own asses.



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kevinater321
Thursday, June 25, 2009 @ 9:42:48 PM

huh? sorry but that was a confusing read can someone please traslate?

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, June 26, 2009 @ 3:13:39 AM

Biker was trying to be funny and simply was pointing out the obvious: don't pay attention to thumbs down.

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