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L.A. Noire Announced for PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and VR

L.A. Noire

Rockstar Games has announced that Team Bondi’s 2011 thriller L.A. Noire will arrive on current-generation platforms on November 14, 2017.

As should be expected, the game will be updated to make use of the advanced graphics capabilites of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a host of enhanced features such as improved lighting and higher resolution textures included.  The Switch version, meanwhile, will feature optional motion and gyropscopic controls, a wide-angle over-the-shoulder camera, and touch screen controls for portable play. All three new console versions will include the original game and all of its downloadable content.

Meanwhile, the virtual reality version, set to be released on HTC Vive, offers a very different experience. This version of the game does away with the open-world format and instead packages together seven cases that have been rebuilt to take advantage of the unique controls and immersion factor of VR.

L.A. Noire pits players as Cole Phelps, a decorated war hero serving as a policeman in Los Angeles in the 1940s. Combining open-world gameplay with crime scene investigations, the game was widely praised on its initial release. However, the title also caused controversy, with widespread reports of poor working conditions at Team Bondi. Following release, the development team began working on a follow-up project called Whore of the Orient, but that was cancelled following the closure of the studio.

This rerelease fills a concerning hole in Rockstar’s release schedule, after the much-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed earlier this year.

Rockstar Games has previously hinted at the possibility of a sequel to L.A. Noire, but no concrete information has ever been released.

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