Yesterday it was announced that Sony Online Entertainment was making significant cuts to its personnel and closing three of its studios. In addition to this sobering news came the announcement that development on The Agency had ceased. In his latest column, MMORPG.com Industry Relations Manager Garrett Fuller takes a look back at The Agency. Check it out!
The idea behind a spy MMO was not too surprising. It was the one genre that really haddn’t been done. When the game was presented they had some amazing ideas. The fact that you would have a team of operatives working while you were off line who would then text you when your super spy car was completed. Having casinos in the game in the true James Bond style where players could play poker or other games. All of these ideas sounded great and back in 2007 they were revolutionary. The game had a solid demo with a fight in an alleyway against some crazy gang members who looked more steampunk than spy. Still, it all worked very well.
Read more of Garrett Fuller's The Agency's End Has Come.