First images of Rockstar's Agent appear

Ex-employee's portfolio includes two visualizations of the company's mysterious 1970s-set PlayStation 3-exclusive game.

Rockstar Games' Agent--a PlayStation 3-exclusive espionage title set in the 1970s--was first revealed in 2007 and later detailed at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Since then, the developer has remained utterly mum on the title. However, in May, parent publisher Take-Two confirmed that the game is still in development. Now, gamers have their first glimpse at the title.

A first look inside Agent.

A former Rockstar North environment artist's online portfolio includes multiple visualizations of Agent. The shots (at right) show a single character and indoor environments from the game.

Agent does not have a release date, and Take-Two said nothing about the game during its most recent financial call last week. However, when the game does ship, it will do so with high expectations.

In 2009, Take-Two president Ben Feder told GameSpot that Agent is being groomed to be the next Grand Theft Auto.

"It's the A team working on an AAA title," he said. "I think the subject matter, the characters, the story, the environment, the background--all the elements are there. It's such a rich environment to play in."

For more on Rockstar's Agent, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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107 comments
Gulraizrashid
Gulraizrashid

on ps3 still? this is why i like Rockstar Games more then square enix they see next gen and port ffv13 to ps4 that is so shit...i think Agent Will destroy mgs i would really love that!!

Sydrum
Sydrum

this game is so dead.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

This game is dead...

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

is this game ever going to be out in my life time?

lmaocarrots
lmaocarrots

@daftpunk7 I think it's because they realize Rockstar is the superior game company. While Bungie and Epic Games make fun games with re-playability, Rockstar pumps out Masterpiece after Masterpiece. Also, PS3 already has LBP(franchise), Killzone(franchise), Uncharted(franchise), MGS4, God of War 3, Resistance(franchise), inFamous(franchise), ModNationRacers, Heavy Rain, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, and quite a few others to it's name.

solidmaster127
solidmaster127

ps3 king of game because kz resis un mgs lbp gow hr agent gt motor storm tm ffvsxiii last guradian......... isonly only on play station

daftpunk7
daftpunk7

Why are Xbox fanboys crying so much? They have Gears Of War and Halo, why can't the PS3 have something to itself?

geoff-uk123
geoff-uk123

Looks promising. About time they released some new info.

helldude90
helldude90

Wow I kinda forgot about this game :p

tastetheacidmil
tastetheacidmil

siigh, look its ps3 exclusive get over it, want to play it? get a ps3 (if you can) this game will take full advantage of the ps3, so good luck thinking it will be on 360 because it wont, unless you like dumbbed down games on 8 discs, why turn quality into crap?

pH347m3
pH347m3

I hope this stays a PS3 exclusive.

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

It's a PS3 exclusive and yet other console consumer's are speaking their mind I don't blame u guys...Well, the thing is, this is how those big companies like Rockstar make money just by making exclusive games for a certain console and expect people to buy the console...It's plain and simple that these guys just want to make some extra dough..bad news is for the consumers, as always... WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG..:(

Panther_Dud_E3
Panther_Dud_E3

@CptRexKramer very nicely said about PC gaming, this is so true. @pierrey22 how u gonna call the hardware in ps3 crap comparing to xbox? I mean u can't even put a regular SATA drive into an xbox. Surely the hardware is outdated compared to modern day gaming PC but c'mon ps3 was released in 2006 for christ sake

littleboomer
littleboomer

"It's the A team working on an AAA title," hopefully it wont be downgraded to an AA+ title...

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

@Pierrey22 You know, I had a run with gaming on PC. I played a few titles like Blade Runner, Rainbow Six, Soldier Of Fortune, Dune...... I just could not get into it. I like the simplicity of a console. I also was always under the assumption that you'd be playing against too many people that modified the game, as that always kills the experience. I was reminded this morning that mods turn up everywhere, as I powered up the ol' Xbox 360, put in COD: Modern Warfare for s@*#s and giggles, and was overwhelmed but not just how many people were modding, but that they actually advertise for it right in the game. Very sad.

sarsajjadiyan
sarsajjadiyan

looks like we got another bad surprise but bad news is only ps3.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@toddx77 actually i would buy a ps3, i think its a great console, i just dont have the money to buy whatever i like. please try to understand that not everyone can afford to own every console. so dont go judging people if you dont know anything about them (i assume you were talking about me?) im no fanboy and would like to spend money if i had any to spare, and im not going to spend money on another console just for a few exclusives.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Heh, funnily enough I was digging around on the net this weekend trying to find more about this game. Any news is good news! For everyone moaning about it being an exclusive calm down already, each console has it's own, and Sony's has this. I can't wait, I don't know anything at all what-so-ever about it but I still can't wait :P @delusional696 Dude, if Sony have stumped up enough cash then there's every chance it will be an exclusive.

CptRexKramer
CptRexKramer

It's a shame it's not appearing on the Xbox 360. Console exclusives just flat out suck. And as for theToddx77 remark, I personally don't have the time, money, or inclination to invest in another gaming console just to play one or two particular games.

cds325
cds325

finally we're getting news about this game!

Crash_WL
Crash_WL

It's Rockstar, we don't need any proof to believe it'll be amazing.

toddx77
toddx77

OMG if you dont have a ps3 and want to play this game then buy a PS3. It seems like so many people are missing out on great exclusives this generation just because they are too big a fan boy of their main console or dont want to spend money.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

shame this is ps3 exclusive...but am looking forward to the next GTA and max payne

ChoiMein
ChoiMein

@Brokenhope69 FFS! YOU need to realize that if GTA sucked, rockstar would not have become what it is today, and if GTA sucked, you would not have Red Dead Redemption, or LA Noire, or probably even Max Payne for that matter (and you can't even include Agent in there because it's not out and you haven't played it you moron)... Thanks for trolling me into a rage against your idiocy..

LukePlayer
LukePlayer

So this is the $88 mil. spent on GTA V this summer?

LoveWiiDestroy9
LoveWiiDestroy9

Hrrrrm, I'm guessing Agent is probably going to be Rockstar's big Summer title for 2012.

delusional696
delusional696

PS3 fanboys who think this won't come to the 360; [quote="Article"]In 2009, Take-Two president Ben Feder told GameSpot that Agent is being groomed to be the next Grand Theft Auto. [/quote] You don't develop a game with expectations of being the "next GTA" without planning a multiplatform release. This is at best(worst) a timed exclusive.

Brokenhope69
Brokenhope69

Face it. GTA sucks and always will. L.A. Noire, Agent, Max Payne and Red Dead Redemption is what it's all about when it comes to Rockstar.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

For the guys saying "please make it for 360 so more people can enjoy it", would any of you say the same regarding the PS3 if it were exclusive to your console? Honestly, I don't think you would.

Henrique2324
Henrique2324

@GreenDay42k - I smell infinite lawsuits from some hermit a*s company in the future.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

About time we heard something about the Agent. I hope it comes out next year.

dylan417
dylan417

Slow down people, GTAV will come. Patience. The longer it takes, the better it gets.

gavin78
gavin78

Release for xbox please

MemberUnknown
MemberUnknown

I don't understand why somebody disagreed with my previous comment. Rockstar North make high quality video games that keep you busy for months. I guess we all have our own opinions

jack00
jack00

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jack00
jack00

I hope it stays an exclusive, from start Rockstar said they wanted to make a game that uses full potential of the PS3. But due to a probably giant budjet they will have to make their money by going multiplat, like they did with Red Dead Redemption who was at first a PS3 exclusive. I just hope the game is amazing.

MemberUnknown
MemberUnknown

It is being developed by Rockstar North, so there is a good chance of it being excellent.

deltabtry
deltabtry

Sounds like James Bond GTA. Looks like this is a day one purchase for me.

GreenDay42k
GreenDay42k

I had a game when I was a kid for DOS called Agent...

taino1128
taino1128

Published by Rockstar, developed by Rockstar North, AAA title, groomed to be the next GTA, & PS3 exclusive. It's pretty obvious that this is going to be the greatest video game ever.

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

Rockstar is involved !? Im getting this, GTA4 was amazing, LA Noire was brilliant and AGENT will probably be outstanding, can't wait for this :)

ZICO11
ZICO11

thats proof that la.noire was meant to be only on ps3