Rockstar Games and its parent company, Take-Two Interactive, seem to have abandoned their plans to develop Agent, an espionage-themed game that has been silent for years.
The US Patent and Trademark Office UU (Through Eurogamer) indicates that the Agent's trademark was abandoned by Take-Two as of November 19. Actual state.
Having spent more than 11 years since the Agent's announcement, many viewers have ruled it out for a long time, but companies that leave the brand are the closest thing to an official announcement that they have stopped working on the project.
A game of secret agent without title of Rockstar was announced for the first time in July of 2007. At that time, Sony revealed that it was an exclusive of PlayStation 3 that was cataloged like "the next great franchise of Rockstar". Two years later, at E3 in 2009, Sony revealed that the espionage game was established in the 1970s and was named Agent.
"The agent takes players on a paranoid journey into the world of counterintelligence, espionage and political assassinations during the height of the Cold War in the late 1970s," says the official description of Rockstar.
In 2011, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed that the agent was still in development. A few months later, what was rumored to be the first images of the game emerged.
Take-Two renewed the trademark several times, but did not say anything about Agent, since its original platform was replaced by the PlayStation 4, and the years passed without news about the title. The company received the last extension of the brand in April.
At the time of writing, Rockstar still lists Agent as the next PlayStation 3 exclusive on its website.
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