What with the recent passing of E3 this month and the declaration of many new titles and consoles coming onto our shelves in the near future, we would like to take you back two years to the E3 of 2009 where Rockstar annouched that a new game called Agent was being developed and coming exclusively to PlayStation 3. Now sources are suggesting that this deal may have been broken and an Xbox 360 release could be on the cards.
Agent was revealed in 2009 at E3, but since then Rockstar has been very quiet regarding this mysterious title. At the E3 press conference it was made very clear that the plans for the game were for it to be released on PlayStation 3 only, however news from MSXbox-World shows that there may be a broadening of these plans and a lowering of the barriers to entry for Microsoft.
With the recent release of L.A Noire being for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, you would be shocked to hear, if you did not know already, that this title was also thought to have a single console release. Sony were the first to confirm the title’s release whereas there was no signal from Microsoft, however in the end it was released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, which makes us wonder whether developers and publishers are not as keen to bring titles exclusively to Sony’s console as they once were.
The source reveals that when in question regarding Agent’s platform release details, the Sony Computer Entertainment president Jack Tretton replied, “I don’t know where we’re going to end up on that”. Further suspicions arose when more questioning revealed that Tretton implied that the PlayStation 3 title would definitely offer the best content (or words to that effect), surely if it was a PS3 exclusive this would be a given?
Although the claims are fairly weak still and the game is very much in the pipeline stages, details of the issue remain very quiet and nothing was revealed this month at E3 2011. The official Agent website still infers that the game will be exclusive to PlayStation 3 (see below), therefore for now we will have to assume that this is the case, however don’t be too surprised if things change.
At the moment we are keeping an eye out for any more details regarding game, however the way things look, we anticipate that a multi-platform release will be more likely. Sony’s president says that “it is up to Rockstar as to what happens now”, which we think are very weak words from a huge corporation such as themselves. We can only wait and see what the outcome will be. What do you think of the plans? Would you like to see Agent on the Xbox 360?