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.

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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 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.

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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!!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> excuse me?the port was shit?

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this game is so dead.

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cant wait

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This game is dead...

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

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@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.

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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

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

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Cool.

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Looks promising. About time they released some new info.

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Wow I kinda forgot about this game :p

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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?

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I hope this stays a PS3 exclusive.

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@Panther_Dud_E3 wow s*$& after all that i just realized, sorry for wasting your time

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@Panther_Dud_E3 ok true about the SATA HDD (that you can swap, but the xbox still uses SATA) i forgot about that, but i was talking more about the CPU, it uses cells, not cores, which are slower (transfer rates) and less energy efficient, well they can run of less, but they heat up a lot quicker and get a lot hotter, so they need lots of cooling, and fast fans, so the faster the fan the more energy used to power it, so the more electricity used and the higher price, and fans use more power than CPUs, also the graphics card use made by nvidia, hang on so it xbox's hehe, but anyways the raw processing power of the xbox (per core, not over all) is actually higher, so if you have a single cell CPU and single core you can get more out of the core, its all to do with how its micro wiring is done and the chip is programmed and amount of data that can be passed through each. but obviously add more cells together and you can get higher prepossessing power than cores, because of the amount of energy needed is less, i dont know exactly why, but i spoke to a high level tech about it, he builds servers, PCs, laptops, can fix the pins of CPUs and can program micro controllers to do just about anything, from scratch, so yer thats about it, oh and also ps3 uses FAT32 file system xbox i dont know what it used but i think its NTFS or EXIF, not sure, but its better than ps3s

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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..:(

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@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

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

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@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.

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@CptRexKramer and plus the ps3 is crap, not the games, the rest, the hardware the software (the OS) and ive got xbox ps3 n pc and i have to say consoles are becoming annoying, i started pc gaming about 5 months ago and prefer it in everyway to console, but i must confess i do use a controler for some games, but not many

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

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@CptRexKramer well said, i agree

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@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.

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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.

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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.

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finally we're getting news about this game!

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

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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.

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

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@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..

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

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

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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.

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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.

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OMG! Steps this game is gonna b awesome

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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.

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

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

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

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Release for xbox please

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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

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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.

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

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This got my interest.

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Its Rockstar, so it has to be good.

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

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@psycho75 totally agree

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

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