Spies in Las Vegas?
There are few more fitting places to hold a demonstration of a spy game
than in the penthouse suites of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Complete with all the grandeur and spectacle of a good secret agent
movie, Sony Online Entertainment had decked out an entire suite for
press to view recent versions of all of their latest games. While the
Ten Ton Hammer staff was attending the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show,
we were invited to view a brief demonstration of the latest build of
The Agency. To say we were impressed would be an understatement.
"When we start you off in the game, we really want
you to immediately
grasp the concept that you're living life as an elite agent," Wilson
said. "That means we need to give you the lifestyles, intrigues, and
actions that you're used to in that space. That's jet-setting, the
martini lifestyle, awesome cars, and access to areas you've never been
to before in the world. From an action standpoint, it's over-the-top
action. It's not just run-and-gun; it's driving jeeps into hovering
helicopters. The intrigue perspective is all about stories that are
fun. Tales of betrayal. Getting in with the other side and selling them
out for whatever money you can get."
in the Operatives: The Agency Interview from CES 2008
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