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SOE: The Agency Is Still On Track

It was one of the first projects Sony Online Entertainment revealed for the PlayStation 3, and although it seems to have suffered a loss, SOE claims the game is still on track.

We first heard about The Agency last year and as it would be a major release for the PlayStation Network, we paid close attention. But according to Eurogamer, several key SOE staff members have left the studio: director and executive producer Matt Wilson, art director Corey Dangel and producer John Smith left in early July to form their own studio, called Detonator Games. Wilson told Eurogamer that "it was a very hard decision to make," but they still feel it was the "right decision." Obviously, this has raised questions about the future of The Agency, but despite some Seattle sources claiming that SOE would have to "rethink" the title and possibly delay it beyond its projected 2010 launch date, SOE says things are still on track.

"The Agency is not undergoing a reboot of any sorts - that is incorrect...the team in Seattle is still working diligently on this project and we're looking forward to showing you new content in the future."

Well, that's good to know, and let's not forget that this game was indeed at E3, and it was playable. Although some of SOE's most important members have jumped ship, don't say The Agency is down for the count, because it appears that SOE will continue to soldier forth. We'll bring you more as it happens.

Related Game(s): The Agency

7/31/2009 Ben Dutka

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mustang750r
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 12:08:00 PM
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I really hope SOE can pull it off because we could really use some MMOs to get more people interested in online console gaming and because I've been waiting FOREVER for this game.

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phantomMenace
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 12:24:14 PM
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This game looks like a lot of fun its a shame that those people couldn't wait to leave until after the game was completed but as long as Sony is still on track thats good. I really hope that they push the cross platform inter-connectivity because at E3 it sounded like they wouldn't but my PC friends and I want to play this together.

@Ben: Any word on whether or not Detonator Games will be 3rd or 2nd party?

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Scarecrow
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 3:33:24 PM
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Third-person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all I have to say
<3

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KuNI
Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 6:55:29 PM
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Is this game only on psn or will it also be a full blu-ray release?

p.s anyone think that John Smith is the most common English name? I know about 10 people with the name.

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King James
Saturday, August 01, 2009 @ 2:16:44 AM

Its a full PS3/PC only MMO. The PS3 version will be blu-ray if I'm not mistaken.

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King James
Saturday, August 01, 2009 @ 2:15:30 AM
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This is sad news. I didn't know SOE was having "mutinies" in the middle of two PS3/PC MMOs. I'm worried about Agency now.

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___________
Saturday, August 01, 2009 @ 3:40:21 AM
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the game that is getting a retool, looks like LA Noire to me.
its just really fishy that they announce a late 2009 release date and now 3/4s of the way through 09 we still have no news on it.
no trailers no screen shots no nothing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, August 01, 2009 @ 4:11:45 PM
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That chick is pretty hot.

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