As reported by Siliconera, Take-Two Interactive has recently registered two new trademarks for Rockstar Games’ PlayStation 3 exclusive, Agent, indicating that the game’s extremely long development cycle might be nearing an end.
Both of the new Agent trademarks mention that Rockstar intends to use them for video/computer games, online games and printed manuals/guide books, but they (unsurprisingly) stop short of providing any real information about the missing title. At the very least, the fact that the new trademarks exist seems to indicate that the game is still alive in some fashion.
Sony first announced that Rockstar was working on a PS3 exclusive way back in 2007. In 2009, Take-Two announced the name of the game, along with the logo (seen up above), and revealed its basic story elements. At the time, Agent was described by the publisher as “a game about espionage, set in the 1970s.”
Aside from confirming that Agent was still in development back in May 2011, the only other update that we have received about the title came in August 2012 after a Take-Two earnings report failed to mention it on the publisher’s release schedule. During the earnings call that followed the report CEO Strauss Zelnick was asked about the missing game, to which he truthfully (but not helpfully) replied, “We haven’t announced anything about that title.”
The appearance of the new Agent trademarks certainly seems like a positive sign for the game’s development, but with the PlayStation 4 on the horizon we can’t help but wonder if it is still exclusive to the PS3. We will keep our eyes open for any official word about the long-overdue espionage title, and let you know as soon as anything pops up.