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The Agency team still considering PC-PS3 cross-platform play

Speaking to Gamasutra, executive producer Wilson (we are going to assume it is Matt Wilson) said that Sony Online Entertainment is still considering cross-platform play for their MMO The Agency, seemingly contradicting statements made earlier to Eurogamer by lead designer Hal Milton. But if you...

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No cross-platform secret agenting in The Agency

Although it was dangled in front of us like a tantalizing carrot, it looks like you won't be able to get any cross-gaming action between PS3s and PCs out of Sony's upcoming spy MMO, The Agency. Last year, designer Hal Milton told us the developer weas looking at it, but in a recent interview with...

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The Agency will not feature PC-PS3 cross-platform play

While it was a feature touted when it originally debuted, it became increasingly clear that The Agency would unlikely have cross-platform play between the PS3 and PC versions. Now, it's official: the spy-themed SOE-developed MMO will definitely not have cross-platform play. The two worlds of the...

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The Agency interview with SOE's Matt Wilson

Our friends over at Massively got a chance to talk to SOE's Director of Development, Matt Wilson, about the latest developments concerning The Agency. Wilson reveals the following: They are currently in "full alpha" and the plan is for a beta in the fall. They are also working towards a demo....

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The Agency will be microtransaction free, actually

An announcement regarding Sony's online game, The Agency, ruffled some feathers last month. "You can customize your character any way you like with microtransactions for clothes and such!" was more or less what was told to the public. Eurogamer went on the scene to uncover the reasoning behind such...

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The Agency to be microtransaction free after all

While spending boatloads of cash on ritzy garments and top-of-the-line gadgetry may seem like a natural behavior for an international man or woman of mystery, gamers weren't keen to last month's announcement that Sony Online Entertainment's upcoming MMO The Agency would be riddled with...

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The Agency trailer introduces all the major players

We haven't had a chance to really see The Agency in motion, especially with a typical espionage/spy musical score in the background. This world premiere from X-Play shows off the main characters in the game from both the U.N.I.T.E. and ParaGON factions. There's a short clip of actual gameplay...

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The Agency to let players buy-a-spy [update]

Update: Added source -- this press release, which vaguely implies that Live Gamer's RMT service, called Live Gamer Exchange, will allow players to "customize their characters through attire, weaponry, gadgets, vehicles, gear and aliases that tailor their game play." However, Massively's Kyle...

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SOE president sees more MMOs on PS3

In an interview with the Seattle Times, Sony Online Entertainment head, John Smedley, sees a future for MMOs on the PS3. He tells the paper that MMOs are going to be a "real strong selling point for the PS3" and uses The Agency as an example. More collaboration between the online and console...

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MMO titles to become 'selling points' for PS3

We feel like we've heard this spiel before -- MMO's were promised to come onto the PS3 because, let's face it, the thing is practically a computer. What's different this time around is that Sony no longer is saying that MMO's will be something to look forward to, but their forward strategy is to...

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