L.A. Noire Might Become Exclusive for the PS3 Again


Rockstar and developer Team Bondi’s game, L.A. Noire, was originally mentioned to be a PS3 exclusive due to DVD size restraints for the XBOX 360. Later it was announced that the game would be released for both systems.

Since then, Team Bondi has been running into supposed trouble finding ways to make it work. The problem may be in part to the new form of motion capturing they are using for the game. According to Go Fanboy, Rockstar’s Jeronimo Barrera has been sent to Team Bondi, in an attempt to help them find ways to make it work for the XBOX 360.  If they are unsuccessful, the title may again become a PS3 exclusive. However, after all the time and money being put into this game, a multi platform release is probably an extremely high priority. With all of the ways to release content these days, I’m sure there will be a solution. Some possibilities would be multiple DVDs like they just did with Final Fantasy, a HDD install, or even down-loadable content.

This detective, mystery game is said to “be a free-roaming affair”, taking place in 1947 Los Angeles. Everything from the clothes to the city’s layout is supposed to be historically accurate. There are even many side quests that are base on actual cases taken from newspaper articles from 1947. It looks very promising.


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by JimmyMagnum on March 9th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    they could always go the PS3/PC route, but I wouldnt complain if it were to be a PS3 exclusive again :P

  2. #2 by Darrin on March 9th, 2010 [ 17143 Points ]

    This is the same trailer from years ago…

    This whole thing has become more of a myth than an actual game.

  3. #3 by oly1kenobi on March 9th, 2010 [ 132235 Points ]

    lol I know the trailer is old.. there has been talk of release in 2011 tho.

  4. #4 by Fleakitten on March 9th, 2010

    Game Informer had a lot of info on the game recently.

    On topic, I hear some ppl saying that since FFXIII is multidisc Rockstar can just make LA Noir span 3+ disc. The problem with that is 80% of FFXIII is basically a journey from point A to B. Nothing in between.

    Noir is basically a bigger version of GTA IV. Rockstar said back then that DVD9 wasn’t enough for GTA.

    I sucspect they’ll end up cutting somethings out of the 360 version and adding it as DLC like Capcom has done.

  5. #5 by JimmyMagnum on March 9th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    and when they cut it out of the 360 version, they’ll probably cut it from the PS3′s as well lol

    the problem with multiple disc games is the royalty fees they have to pay M$, Sony, etc. which is why a lot of content gets cut. They dont want to go more than 3 discs because they’d be too expensive to manufacture and pay royalties for (and having multiple discs makes it harder to have an open world, especially in a GTA-esque game)

  6. #6 by TheRealMaxPower on March 9th, 2010 [ 960 Points ]

    GTA 4 was 6.5gigs on my 360 HDD. Plenty of room for more. Multiple discs would be fine as I could store the entire game on the HDD.

    Jimmy is right and the fees will cause the most problems and prohibit a 360 release (which is fine by me). I am really tired of hearing of this game and it isn’t even close to release. I have a hard time believing they didn’t think this would be a problem when they started development.

    I am tired of hearing of games so early. Shut up, get it 80%-90% done and THEN tell us about it. Then who cares what system it comes out on. No one is hurt, and no one is waiting around for a game that may never come to their or any system. Just make it good and I will buy it on whatever system it releases on.

    I have a huge problem with these massively hyped games that turn out to be $#%^. Afrika, White Knight Chronicles, Lair, Haze, etc were all hyped months or years in advance and when they released, they blow chunks. Don’t tell me a game is going to be so great and then try to sell me the crap it becomes.

    Sorry for the rant but this is a game we have all heard about WAY too much that isn’t even close to release.

  7. #7 by SL33PY on March 10th, 2010 [ 2371 Points ]

    Sweet!


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