What’s Rockstar got cookin’?
According to a recent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Take-Two, publisher of hit-series like GTA and Red Dead, has filed an extension for “Agent.”
As you may recall, Agent was originally announced at Sony’s E3 Press Conference all the way back in 2009 as a Sony-exclusive. Shortly after, it fell of the face of a cliff and no one ever heard about it again.
The original trademark for Agent was registered on July 18, 2013. Now, how trademark law works is a trademark application can only be extended a total of five times, in six month intervals, otherwise the owner of said trademark loses the rights of the IP. This latest extension by Take-Two’s just happens to be its fifth, which means they are either about to drop an Agent bomb within the next six months, or lose the property.
As mentioned above, after its announcement in 2009, Agent disappeared without a trace. All that is known about the game is it was originally planned to launch on the PlayStation 3, and was to center around counter-intelligence and political espionage during the Cold War.
Is Agent set to take Sony’s 2016 E3 Press Conference? Or is this mere coincidence? Only time will tell.
It seems far-fetched — yet I feel it deep in my metal-tarsals that Agent will be re-revealed and will release either this fall or early 2017. A lot of big announcements have been spoiled ahead of this E3, but this announcement alone would make up for many of those, at least for PlayStation fans.
Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.