The President of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedley, confirmed The Agency has been delayed due to it needing "a lot of work." Sony's big budget spy-genre MMO was originally anticipated for this year. It's now expected in the second half of 2011. Smedley assured Kotaku The Agency is still in the works despite the delay.
The Agency is a MMO-shooter being developed by Sony Online Entertainment. The game was originally announced back in 2007. In the game you play as a spy in one of two factions, The United Nations Intelligence and Tactical Experts (U.N.I.T.E) or The Paramilitary Global Operations Network (ParaGON). U.N.I.T.E. has a more stealth approach to world domination while ParaGON prefers to blow things up. Both admirable in my professional opinion.
Over a year ago we posted our first impressions of the game and we weren't disappointed with what we saw. The Agency takes inspiration from the spy-films we know and love, think lots of Ian Fleming. Unlike what you might expect from a typical MMORPG, there are no elves, rather there are mansions, secret lairs and super-villains. Oh and did we mention there will be sharks with frickin’ lasers on their heads.
The Agency sounds like an impressive offering to the world of MMOs. Do you plan on playing it?
The Agency is expected sometime in the latter half of 2011 for the PlayStation 3 and the PC.