Ex-Rockstar Games Developer Refuses to Remove ‘Agent’ Article Amid Rumors of Legal Pressure
Amidst rumors of legal pressure, an ex-Rockstar Games developer refused to remove an article about the game ‘Agent’ after its announcement as cancelled. On April 21, the developer, who requested to remain anonymous, made the announcement on his personal blog that he was unwilling to remove the article or any other posts about the game. He justified his decision stating that he wanted to continue to preserve the historic meaning behind the game and its development.
Previously, ‘Agent’ was revealed during the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The game was planned to be developed on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but the project never saw the light of day. Nearly 10 years after the announcement, the developer revealed the series of events that had led to the game’s cancellation and details of what it would have been.
The developer revealed that the studio was worried about the game’s ability to garner support from the gaming community and the core mission behind the production was never fulfilled due to pressures from the publishing side. He also mentioned that those involved with the project were never intending to deliver on the promises that were made regarding the game.
After word got out of the developer’s refusal to comply with the publisher’s request, the ex-developer’s stance has been applauded by other members of the gaming community who have been vocal in their support, wishing him luck in sustaining the article.
Despite the lack of a finalized product for Agent, the developer believes that the game still has a special place in history and wants to preserve the impact it has made on the gaming community, even if it was only in its early stages.