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The Agency Remains In The Shadows Until Late 2011

Have you been saying things like, "...uh...whatever happened to that Agency game?" You probably have.

Officially unveiled at the D.I.C.E. event all the way back in 2007 with the project codename of "Vista," and then announced as The Agency for the PlayStation 3 and PC a few months later, this spy-themed MMO is all about multiplayer espionage. But when might it finally arrive? Well, according to a recent Kotaku interview with Sony Online Entertainment CEO John Smedley, the game will be ready to go during the second half of 2011. Smedley says we shouldn't worry about the delays, noting that their last project - DC Universe Online - was also pushed back and actually benefited from the extra time. In The Agency, players will work for one of two main factions; both sides want to end up having control over the world, and that's quite the quest. Just about everything the spy fan could want should be here, including assassinations, intrigue, sabotage, undercover stuff, betrayal, etc.

It remains the one MMO we might really want to try; how about you? The potential is just through the roof, isn't it?

Related Game(s): The Agency

Tags: the agency, sony online entertainment, soe, agency game

12/7/2010 8:55:03 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

booze925
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:36:25 PM
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i smell gran turismo 5-itis
delay it for 5 years, then release a stellar but not godly product
(EDIT) i hereby say the "(insert game) -itis" comments are a trademark of booze925. infringement will result in a very harsh demand to say sorry by me, booze925

Last edited by booze925 on 12/7/2010 9:39:51 PM

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:08:28 AM

I had a friend who had something that ended with an -itis...went to the doctor took some pills..-itis was all gone!

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Underdog15
Thursday, December 09, 2010 @ 12:41:25 PM

Don't worry. I won't use your "(insertgame)-itis" trademark.

Ever.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:42:23 PM
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Wow...talk about near vaporware. I hope it doesn't become vaporware.

This actually reminded me of some other game.

Does anyone know what ever happened to that one game shown when the PS3 was about to release. I think it was called 8 Days or something? Like where basically your character moved and you controlled the shooting - Time Crisis like except with a controller and in 3rd person.

Is that canceled?

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 6:48:15 AM

Shadowpal,

Yes, 8 Days was canceled back in 08......

Eight Days was to be a PlayStation 3 game from Sony’s London Studio. It was shown for the first time at Sony’s E3 2006 press conference.

It was a hybrid of a third-person shooter and driving action that shared similarities with the PlayStation Portable game, Pursuit Force.
The title was canceled on 4 June 2008.


BTW, if you want to check it out, here's a ton of screen-shots, videos & more info on it right here...

http://www.unseen64.net/2008/06/13/eight-days-ps3-cancelled/

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:52:03 PM
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What I really really really really really really want ANY news on is Agent.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:04:31 PM

What if that news is multiplat status?

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:46:31 AM

@world:*Sony Online Entertainment*

Yeah... I don't see that happening.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:48:08 AM

@World, you suck for making me contemplate that thought...

@WolfCrimson, he said Agent, the R* project, not the game mentioned in the article.

Last edited by Lawless SXE on 12/8/2010 12:49:11 AM

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 8:39:54 AM

OMG I fail. :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:46:14 AM

I'm so literal people get hurt.

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 9:56:31 PM
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I take it that's a screen shot of the game?...Yeah, looks like there's still plenty of work to be done.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:04:55 PM

And it's like three years old. And that's all there is.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:04:11 PM
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I didn't know DC Universe online released. I doubt this game will see the light of day. An Alpha Protocol MMO? No. No news or footage in four hundred years? no.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 8:18:00 AM

It didn't.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:17:58 PM
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That sounds awesome, that just makes me want Agent even more. >.<

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:33:39 PM

I think the Chlamydia may have gotten to your brain :)

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 11:23:33 PM

I'm pretty sure it didn't, i just like the direction they are taking this, the picture looks old hopefully they make it look better, but if it's fun then i don't mind.

;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:04:31 AM

I'm saying "Agent" and "The Agency" aren't just two different games, they are two completely different experiences based on what we've heard.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:02:31 AM

I meant "The Agency" I'm very tired.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 10:36:54 PM
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Really interested in this game. I can wait 'till next year. Have a lot of games to handle until then.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:51:43 AM
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This game looks like it'll be a flop

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 12:51:51 AM
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Well, there's another PS3 exclusive for the end of next year. Maybe the releases won't peter out as badly as they did this year.
Peace.

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bloody_rootz
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 3:30:08 AM
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im starting to fear........BIGTIME. i really am starting to fear that agent may never make an appearance. i mean we havent heard a single detail ever since it was unveiled as being a ps3 exclusive.

i would of thought by now that they would of at least gave us something...............anything..................even the smallest of detail. but nothing............fear flows through my veins.

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JackC8
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 6:46:19 AM
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It's the one MMO I might want to try as well. Looks intriguing. I've been wanting to check out what the whole MMO thing is all about for a while, but just haven't seen a game that really interested me yet.

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CH1N00K
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 10:55:54 AM
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I'm going to need to see a bit more..but I don't see me getting involved to much in an MMO really. With all the games that are coming out, who has time to spend on just one game?

I barely have enough time to play online..let alone think about an MMO...

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A2K78
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 1:16:53 PM
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Why the Agency is being delayed for so long? It SOE doesn't want another disaster after the fiasco with EQ2.

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Alienange
Wednesday, December 08, 2010 @ 4:19:28 PM
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Anything that demands a monthly charge has to be absolutely stellar in order to succeed. They can take their sweet time and release a proper game. If anyone can make an MMO work it's SOE.

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