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1970s Spy Espionage Game ‘Agent’ Cancelled As Take-Two Abandons Trademark

Agent, the stealth action game for the PlayStation 3, was announced by Rockstar Games back in July 2007. After nearly a decade of mystery, the project has been cancelled as all related trademarks for the game have been abandoned by Take-Two Interactive.

As discovered by DualShockers, the ‘Agent’ patent listing on the United States Trademark and Patent Office was marked as abandoned on November 19th. The trademark was abandoned because “no Statement of Use or Extension Request timely filed after Notice of Allowance was issued.”

Before its cancellation, Agent was being developed as PlayStation 3 exclusive title. To this day, a very small amount of information is known about the title. Two years ago, a few screenshots and pieces of art were shared on Reddit, which was the most amount of information we had received since the official announcement. Darren Charles Hatton, a former Rockstar artist, stated on his portfolio that he was “not sure if this project will ever be published,” as a number of artists shifted their focus on Grand Theft Auto V.

Throughout the years, Rockstar hasn’t commented much on the status of Agent. In 2009, Rockstar said that the 1970s-themed tactical espionage simulator could release in 2010. The next year, the developers told analysts that the game is “still in development”. Hopes were reignited as Take-Two Interactive renewed the Agent trademarks, once in 2013, and again in 2016.

After issuing a Notice of Allowance on April 18th 2017, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declared the Agent trademark as abandoned last month, marking the end of Rockstar’s spy simulator.

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