According to Polygon, the publisher quietly removed the title from its official website, where it had only previously existed as a logo since it was first officially announced as a PS3-exclusive title at Sony’s E3 conference in 2009, according to the publication.
The removal of the title is as close as Rockstar has come to officially announcing that Agent has been cancelled, though it should have been obvious from another report published in 2018 that the trademark had also been abandoned by the company.
When it comes to what could have been, Agent was intended to be an open-world spy game set in a 1970s Cold War setting that would “transport players into the world of counter-intelligence, espionage, and political assassinations” through a combination of stealth and action gameplay.
Despite initial hints of a 2010 release, the game did not materialize during the PS3’s lifespan, and while some speculated that development would shift to the PS4, no such announcement was made. Rockstar would continue to renew the trademark for Agent in 2013 and 2017, however.
While the removal of the game’s information from Rockstar’s website should put any rumors or wishful thinking to rest, a spy game would be appropriate given the recent release of the new James Bond film No Time To Die.
Project 007 is also being developed by IO Interactive, which is said to be an original story in which players can create their own 007, and it has been hinted that it could be the first of a possible three-part game series.
In other news, dataminers have discovered additional references to the unannounced Grand Theft Auto trilogy remasters in a Rockstar Launcher update, which also suggests that the games have been remade in Unreal Engine 4.