The evisceration of Team Bondi following the launch of L.A. Noire took many by surprise. The resource intensive project cost millions of dollars to come to fruition, but garnered a large following in the process. Rockstar told fans in a recent Q&A session that they shouldn’t lose hope of a sequel to the 1940’s detective thriller.
“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,” Rockstar told fans. “We don’t always rush to make sequels (ahem Bully 2), 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.”
L.A. Noire gave gamers a glimpse into the future using photorealistic motion capture technology that helped deliver what many consider to be the best performances by actors in the history of gaming. If Rockstar’s past is any indication of it’s future, we could be in for an extremely long wait for another title.
The company also recently quieted fans asking for development news on GTA V, which the company said they’ll be talking about in the coming months…but not right now.