The lights are on
The fate of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi's next-gen title, Whore of the Orient, seems to be up in the air following reports of layoffs and investment troubles.
MCV Pacific reports that multiple sources have told it that there have been layoffs among the former Team Bondi team that was absorbed into KMM (Kennedy Miller Mitchell) after L.A. Noire, although the unit has not been shut down. The site has a quote from KMM's Doug Mitchell that says the multimedia production company is "still actively pursuing the right investor to partner with." KMM owns the rights to the property.
A story at Kotaku also from multiple sources says the planned 2015 title lost its publisher at the end of last year, which was rumored to be Warner Bros. There was also a jobs posting for the game for as recent as this month, but it's easy to imagine that the project now has bigger fish to fry.
[Source: MCV Pacific, Kotaku via Joystiq]
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