Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Agency: New Details Emerge

Sony Online Entertainment has revealed some new details abou their upcoming PlayStation 3 and PC MMO, The Agency.

Matt Staroscik said the game is a shooter first and foremost. "Less experienced characters will be at a disadvantage, yes, but we are not like a traditional class-based MMO where your 89th-level Dark Paladruid can defeat an infinite number of noobs," Staroscik told us. "In The Agency, the noobs are going to get you - but you'll make them pay dearly."

In the game, you choose to play as either the UNITE spies or the ParaGON mercenaries, tackling missions using guile or gunpower. Eventually, you'll be able to set up your own agencies, get your own operatives, and such, giving a unique twist to the game.

"The operatives system is a grand multiplayer game of resource management and risk vs. reward - with hundreds of cool, collectible characters," he added.

"You'll send them out on assignments to gather intel, make them build things for you, and even have them help you in combat. As they work, they'll gain experience and new abilities. They'll also suffer health and morale hits, which you'll need to manage."

The Agency should be expected to arrive sometime this Fall 2008.

[New details of The Agency emerge]