The Agency 'canceled' according to GameFly notice [update]


We've received several tips alleging that game rental service GameFly has sent out e-mails, claiming that Sony Online Entertainment's The Agency has been canceled. According to the notice from GameFly, the title has been removed from the service because the game has been "cancelled by its publisher" (yes, apparently written by a Brit). The full GameFly email can be found after the break.

We've contacted both GameFly and SOE for clarification. GameFly only carries console games, so, if it holds up, the cancellation may only affect the PS3 version. We'll update as soon as we hear anything.

Update 2: SOE's official quote to Joystiq: "Sony Online Entertainment's game, The Agency, is still in development for release on both the PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. The game sku has been reinstated to GameFly's website. Feel free to add The Agency to your GameQ!"

Update: SOE has confirmed with PS3 Fanboy that The Agency is not canceled. GameFly has yet to issue an explanation. GameFly has now reinstated the title -- feel free to add it (back) to your GameQ.

[Thanks to Tracy, Vagabond99 & Nut Man]

GameFly notice:

"Dear ****,

"We have removed The Agency (cancelled) for PlayStation 3 from your GameQ. There are two possible reasons for this removal:

"(1) For released titles, we no longer carry the game and do not know if or when we will acquire new copies.

"(2) For unreleased titles, the game has been cancelled by its publisher.

"We apologize for any disappointment this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact us."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.