You may well have never heard of The Agency (our last story on the game dates back to 2009). You may also think it’s Agent, the PS3 exclusive from Rockstar announced last year, which it isn’t. Although similar in name and platform, The Agency is a FPS MMO from Sony Online Entertainment. It was announced back in 2007 and we’ve only had drips of news ever since. Seeing as SOE’s other project, DC Universe Online is set to release early next year we figured The Agency was still some ways off. We may well be wrong.
Kotaku reports that the game will be releasing in the later half of 2011. Company President John Smedley confirmed to them that the project had suffered many delays because it needed a lot of work. “There was a moment in time in our company where we looked at our own stuff with a clear eye and saw we have to do better,” he said. “DC Universe was held for a year-and-a-half from when we wanted to launch it and now I’m very happy with it.”
We’ll believe it when we see it, but fingers crossed this promising MMO sneaks onto PC/PS3 next year.