Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive seem to have abandoned plans to develop an espionage game agent that has been silent for years.
The US Patent and Trademark Office (via Eurogamer) lists the agent's trademark as a "Take-Two" abandoned on November 19th. "Abandoned because a request for use or an extension submitted after receiving a payout notification has not been submitted.
More than 11 years after the agent's announcement, many viewers have long written it, but trademark abandonment companies are the closest to the official announcement that they have stopped working on the project.
Untitled Secret Agent Rockstar Game was first announced in July 2007. At that time, Sony revealed that it was PlayStation 3, which was declared "the next big Rockstar franchise." Two years later, on E3 2009, Sony will reveal that the spy game was created in the 1970s and is called an agent.
"The agent takes players on a paranoid journey into the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political killings during the Cold War in the late 1970s," Rockstar's official statement said.
In 2011, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick confirmed that the agent is still under development. A few months later rumors appeared to be the first images in the game.
Take-Two updated the brand several times, but was silent for the agent as its original platform was followed by the PlayStation 4 and the years passed without news for the title. Finally, the company received a trademark extension in April.
Since writing, Rockstar still lists an agent as the upcoming PlayStation 3, which is exclusive on its website.
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