Why I am excited about ‘Agent’

As I have created this fan site, I thought I will write a little about why I am so excited about the game we know very little about.

Developer in charge
Rockstar North has a superb track record with Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption being their highly acclaimed titles.
These games push the boundaries in gameplay, physics, believable worlds, story telling, freedom, scope, variety and more, and they bring it all together in a ground-breaking, bar raising fashion.
It is very safe to say that the game is in the hands of a studio who likes to push technology to the next level and do so with great execution.

Hardware
The game is a PlayStation 3 exclusive. There has been a lot said about the PlayStation3, with many developers complaining about it’s difficult architecture to program for. But as the simplest rule in life says; the harder the work, the more rewarding the result.
The PlayStation 3 exclusive titles really show that the machine is capable of pulling off some breath-taking graphics and especially dynamic physics.
And as this is a Rockstar game, where they will most likely make it big in scope, the 50GB Blu-Ray capability of the PlayStation 3 will come in really handy.

These kinds of specifications were never available to Rockstar this generation yet so it is very exciting to see what they can come up with.

Hardware + Software = Same philosophy
Rockstar and Sony have a long history together, going all the way back to GTA1 for PlayStation 1 (1997).

But it wasn’t until 2001, with the release of the first ever 3D GTA, GTA3, for the PlayStation2, did the champagne bottles between the two companies started to pop.

As highlighted earlier in this article, Rockstar has always liked to push boundaries in software, the same way Sony likes to push boundaries in hardware and it was thanks to this similar philosophy that GTA3 was possible.
PS2 had the same complaints as the PS3, where developers said it was too hard to program for, but it also had its advantages, such as a strong hardware and a DVD format.
With PS3 being in almost the exact same position and pushing the boundaries with its strong hardware and Blu-Ray, can Rockstar deliver the same ground-breaking experience they delivered on PS2 with GTA3 to PS3 with Agent?

My answer to that question is a definite “Yes”; and that is why this website is here.

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