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Rockstar Games Has Finally Killed One Of Its Most Elusive Projects

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Rockstar Games Has Finally Killed One Of Its Most Elusive Projects

As spotted by some eagle-eyed gamers, Rockstar Games has at long last bid farewell to Agent - the stealth thriller title that was planned to be exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

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Originally announced in 2009, Rockstar Games and Sony were thrilled with their new partnership, ushering in the "next great franchise" from the Grand Theft Auto studio. Agent, set in the 1970s when the Cold War was at its zenith, was imagined to "set the bar for the rest of the industry" once complete, and its ambitions simply only would have been possible using the technology of the PlayStation 3.

"Agent is a game we have wanted to make for a long time. The team in Edinburgh is doing an amazing job combining intense action, atmosphere and story in a great period setting to create something that feels quite unique. We cannot wait for people to experience this game," said co-founder Sam Houser. Yeah. Well. About that.

It's a slight shame that we never saw Agent in action because it likely would have had the same level of ridiculousness that Red Dead Redemption 2 has. Check out these exceptional wins and stunning fails below!

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Now, it doesn't take an Einstein to look at the amount of time that has elapsed since Agent's announcement and realise that the game's fate was possibly sealed. However, the trademark for Agent was renewed in 2013 and 2017, offering hope to those who were intrigued by its mystery. Yet, by 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office called the trademark "abandoned" and with the removal of the game from Rockstar Games' official website, it doesn't look like the studio is thinking of a revival.

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Realistically, Rockstar Games has had its hands full and Agent likely slipped by the wayside. Since 2009, there's been the release of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2. Then, the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. And Grand Theft Auto Online. Plus Red Dead Online.

Sparing a team or two to focus on developing Agent probably wasn't in Rockstar Games' interest as these two aforementioned properties practically print money. The next-gen versions of Grand Theft Auto V are again going to rake in the cash for the studio, but I tell you what, not everyone's going to be happy about it.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Rockstar Games, PlayStation

Imogen Donovan
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