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Rockstar Games hasn't decided whether or not we'll see another game in the L.A. Noire universe.
As part of a recently published Q&A on its website, Rockstar confirmed there will no longer be any downloadable content for the game and that a new game in these series is a giant question mark.
"While there won’t be any more DLC or additional content for the current release of L.A. Noire (we’re all too busy working on Max Payne 3, GTA V and other games to come), don’t count out the possibility of a new game in the L.A. Noire franchise in the future," the company said. "We simply have not decided anything.
"We’re all very pleased with how that game turned out and are considering what the future may hold for L.A. Noire as a series. We don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually – see Max and Red Dead for evidence of that – we have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing."
Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick described the game as "a powerful new franchise" in an earnings call last May. To date, L.A. Noire has shipped nearly five million copies worldwide.
[Source: Rockstar Games]
Save it for next-gen, or even the gen after next.
I honestly hope there isn't a sequel because the story itself is complete. If they did another sequel it would make more sense for it to be a completely new noire story with new characters.
I bought the game day one, beat it in 2 days, and was sorely disappointing. Apart from the police dispatch call side missions, which are by far the most fun parts of the game, there is absolutely nothing to do. What a shame, because the graphics and city are beautiful. The driving controls suck, too.
I really hope the, "...other games to come", includes a sequel to Bully. It's sad to know even if one does get made, it probably won't release until 2014.
I don't think it matters to me how long it takes for the second game to come because we'll have excellent games to tide us over.
L.A. Noire was a big let down for me. Bring me another Red Dead and I'll be happy.
Keep the I.P alive for sure. But the story-writing needs to be a lot better next time around to meet the ambition of the game itself. I understand why it ended the way it did, but the way it was written in the build-up was very poorly done imo.
Also a more complex interrogation and clue finding mechanic would be nice. In the first game, once you got used to interrogation, the rest of the game was just a case of going through the usual patterns.
Also make the world feel real. Very rarely was there any reason to wonder away from the case checkpoints. Considering how polished the game looked visually, it ultimately came across as underwhelming and two-dimensional in terms of exploration/content. That being said I still had a lot of fun with it and managed to immerse myself in the game at times. Would definitely look forward to a sequel.
Good game gets repetitive very quickly. If they did make a second one they should do it in a way where your decisions really effect the outcome of the game.
Did anybody else take notice to the comment "We don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually – see Max and Red Dead for evidence of that" We all know about the Max Payne 3 coming out bu they mentioned Red Dead, did they give us a hint on a next Red dead game?
I was really happy about this game. The open world wasn't fleshed out, but that was because the focus fell on the new MotionScan Technology. So I do forgive the game for being nearly barebones on the open world-type stuff. Next time though, right R*???
I'd be more than happy to see another, but it's reasonable, and probably for the best, for that not to be any time soon.
I would like a sequel as long as the fix the problems of the first game and set it in a new location. It could still be in L.A. but maybe later like the early 50's (Noire movies were still being made then) Or maybe and entirely new city. All i know is looking back on it i loved L.A. Noire to death especially finding out who killed the Black Dahlia was the high point of the game. I've always been fascinated by crime and the 40's and Norie's.
But I would also like it if they gave you more freedom. Not to the level of GTA but where there is still some Shops and places/activities to try.
My favorite line is "and other games to come"