Rockstar renews Agent trademarks

Grand Theft Auto developer renews trademarks for dormant PlayStation 3 exclusive.

Rockstar has renewed a pair of trademarks for its long-dormant game Agent.

As spotted on Siliconera, the two trademarks relate to the name Agent and the game's logo, which features a gun as the inside section on the G.

Agent was announced in 2009 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, although the game has not been seen since outside of a brief glimpse at some of its concept art in 2011. Rockstar has previously said the stealth action game would be set in the Cold War era.

When asked about the status of Agent back in 2012, CEO of Rockstar parent company Take-Two Strauss Zelnick would comment only that "we haven't announced anything about [Agent] yet."

Rockstar has not confirmed any other projects after the release of Grand Theft Auto V, which launches on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in September.

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ziproy
ziproy

I'm really lookin forward to this. I love spy fiction, what's the hold-up??

vivalatour
vivalatour

I tried following AGENT from just the brief story behind it , but , long since then I have wondered about building off of RDR with JM's son ? to bad the game did not go back into the days of indians , but , then that would be offensive , that kind of history belongs only on tv I guess ? ... R* always manages to come up with something very good ... so I be shutting my pie hole ...

BOZ_10
BOZ_10

I wouldn't mind playing AGENT although I wouldn't be too disappointed if it got cancelled like The Getaway 3, now I really wanted to play that game :(

frylock1987
frylock1987

"We renewed Agents trademarks? ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR THIS GAME?! We know it was ment to come out on PS3 but we dont like to dissapoint our fans...get ready for Agent on PS6, coming out 2045!!!!!!!!!!"

hairyman13
hairyman13

wether its alive ir dead it was announced as a playstation exclusive... and if dead it sould be announced

lostn
lostn

Great.. another 6 years of teasing a vaporware title.


Which game will release first.. Agent, Last Guardian, or FF15?

vivalatour
vivalatour

wow , thanks for all the information , did I say thanks ? I think I read I said thanks somewhere at least I think I did , but that was so long ago , I know I said thanks or did  I ? ahhh  just nevermind !

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Good to know that it is still alive. I don't even care if it is a Playstation exclusive anymore, I just want it to release.

yavix
yavix

I'm interested to see where this game actually goes.

chieflion
chieflion

cracked totes just had an article about this shit lol, hope it gets made

ACMC85
ACMC85

I look forward to this game. I love how they treat their franchises, reminds me of old Blizzard without the Activision BS. I can't believe I bought Diablo 3 for $60.

Johny_47
Johny_47

Haha so it's still around, good to hear it's not cancelled, looked interesting at E3... 2010?

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

I'm still waiting for this game.

Halloll
Halloll

the agent will turn out to be the last guardian.

Gargus
Gargus

I doubt its coming out. They more than likely renewed the trademark so they didn't lose it.

Daian
Daian

Well at least it's clearly still a thing they want to put out there.

Canon100
Canon100

Come on Rockstar! Show us the magic! :D

leimonides
leimonides

Oh yea.... I remember hearing about this game - supposed to be one of the early titles for the system - this and a game called "rain", or something like that. Huh. See if anything comes of this. Kinda curious about what happened with this, though It's not quite my type of game.

LonelyHippie27
LonelyHippie27

This game is the only reason why I'm prolly gonna buy a PS4

1337hackz
1337hackz

I wonder if it's still going to be only on Playstation

Sydrum
Sydrum

Let's reach 100.

jff54
jff54

The game was annonced in 2007, not in 2009 (see the date of the "2009" article). That is the same summer I kept watching GTA IV teasers. 

BigBadBully
BigBadBully

This game would probably be better suited for xbox one and rockstar tapping into the cloud. Or if it stays sony exclusive wait until Sony gets there cloud going. Plus I can see this game using multiple devices (ipads, phones and etc...) to help or hinder other players. I say the cloud because wasn't this the game where you could send out agents to gather intel? Hence you could be doing work on another device to aid yourself when away from your console/pc.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Well yeah, this isn't news. Whether or not they're working on it, they pretty much have to renew the trademark, or they'll lose it.

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

*SHOCK HORROR*

A story about a Rockstar game, somehow manages to turn into yet another pointless fanboy war!



Vorexum
Vorexum

Sony pays the bucks for Rockstar, Microsoft pays bucks for Activision,and Capcom. I think a good Rockstar exclusive would be good for Sony.

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

Red Dead 3 is definitely on the horizon, possibly even before Agent

mrklorox
mrklorox

Good. I was afraid this game was dead. I wonder if Rockstar North is still the studio for this game and we're finally hearing something about it again because GTA5 is nearly out.

Holy-Rapture
Holy-Rapture

Loved LA Noire and Red Dead Redemption, cant wait for this!

frylock1987
frylock1987

A game I don't care about anymore. Seriously, This is the only time Rockstar pissed me off. Brought a PS3 strictly for this, MGS4 and FF13 Versus. I only got one of those three games this generation.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

@Halloll 

Come on, let's be more optimistic, maybe we can play this titles on Playstation 6.

Sydrum
Sydrum

@jff54 lemme clarify. rockstar announced that they were working on a new IP in 2007. Howewa, they did not reveal the title until E3 2009. 

Moegitto
Moegitto

@BigBadBully Stop with the cloud, it'll work terribly and has never been proven to be efficient.

lonewolf315
lonewolf315

@Vorexum Microsoft also at one point paid the bucks for Rockstar. Hence the short-term exclusiveness of the GTA 4 DLC.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

@frylock1987 I hear you, as far as not caring anymore. I waited all those years for LA Noire and it finally dropped and wasn't worth the wait -- I'd played that game back when they were calling it Police Quest 20-something years ago.

tom2750
tom2750

@excludedkratos @Prats1993 Sony has more exclusives in development then Xbox one and Sony is known for having way better exclusives then Microsoft BOOM sit the fuck down just look at the 360 exclusives compared to the ps3 masterpiece exclusives for clarification ps3=better then Xbox 360

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

@excludedkratos

Love how little fanboys hold onto launch releases like they are the only releases in the whole gen...

excludedkratos
excludedkratos

@tom2750 @excludedkratos @Prats1993 yeah .... i'm a in the now kinda guy. what's available on launch release? its not how much you have, its what you have. quality over quantity. boom! now sit your narrow minded ass down & stop assuming i favor microsoft, you short sighed prick!