The lights are on
Rockstar and Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire is one of the most anticipated
games of the year. Blending Rockstar’s signature open-world gameplay
with a breathtakingly original system of investigation and
interrogation, this dark detective saga stares into the seedy black
heart of 1940s Los Angeles.
We gave the world its first in-depth look at the game in issue 203 of
Game Informer. You can read the full story online here. However, for
those of you looking for a more condensed overview of the game, we’ve
culled all the important intel on the game into this feature. This is
everything you need to know about L.A. Noire.After you finish, get more depth by reading our cover story on the game.
The DevelopersL.A. Noire is a relative rarity for
Rockstar – it’s not developed by one of the company’s talented in-house
studios. The game is being crafted by a partnership between Rockstar and
Team Bondi, an Australian company founded by Brendan McNamara. McNamara
is most famous for being the head of Sony’s Team Soho, which made the
gritty, Guy Ritchie-influenced open-world crime game The Getaway on
PlayStation 2. In fact, L.A. Noire was originally an SCEA project, but
later found a home with Rockstar and its parent company Take Two
Interactive. Another key aspect of the game’s development is the
groundbreaking facial capture animation technology (more on that later)
which was created by a subsidiary of Team Bondi called Depth Analysis.Though
it’s not technically an in-house project, Rockstar has been intimately
involved in helping guide the game. Rockstar’s super producer Jeronimo
Barrera (who has helped ship nearly every Rockstar game in recent
memory) has been working closely with Team Bondi to ensure that it has
all the authentic attention to detail and gameplay depth the company’s
other franchises are known for.
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This is going to be a very nice looking game. If you haven't seen the technology video on youtube look it up!!!! the new facial animations are freakin amazing!!!!
It sounds interesting, but I doubt i'll get it
Stop...just stop...you had me at Noire.
two days..... so close !!
I loved Aaron Staton in Mad Men, and it's so exciting to see so many other actors who were in it playing in L.A. Noire. It feels like it will be an extra addition to the game just pointing them all out haha
question... are weapons going to be usable in free mode? Will it be possible to kill civilians? I could definitely see that being impossible with you being a cop, and I understand this isn't GTA, but still. That would be kind of disappointing.
Being a cop is so rewarding. The thrills, kills, and a lot of chills!
L.A. Noire is on the way!
3 more days also STEEEEEEEEEEEEEAM MACHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHINE
Cant wait has this one preodered for a bit. Rock star very rarely disappoints
ONE MORE DAY!!! It's going to be a huge game.
im still on the fence about this game idk if its worth to get it or not the graphics look amazing even tho im not someone that is hard on the graphics.
is it worth getting this game?
I hope Rockstar never does the cop thing again. Stick to Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead. The whole killing and arresting people for selling pot expansion was just over the line. Made me really want to go back to GTA.