L.A. Noire sequel a 'possibility'

Rockstar says no additional DLC will be developed for 1940s sleuther, has not decided anything regarding new game in franchise.

Team Bondi may have shut down following the release of L.A. Noire last May, but that doesn't mean its one and only intellectual property will be following the studio to the grave. As part of its larger Asked & Answered feature today, Rockstar Games said that gamers shouldn't "count out the possibility of a new game in the L.A. Noire franchise in the future."

Will Cole Phelps ever have new cases to solve?

"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," reads a message from Rockstar. "We don't always rush to make sequels, 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."

Rockstar also confirmed that no additional downloadable content for L.A. Noire will be developed. The studio said it is "all too busy" working on Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto V, and "other games."

Team Bondi shut down amid a flurry of controversy, after accusations of hostile working conditions prompted the International Game Developers Association to launch an investigation into the developer. Additionally, when the shop closed, it reportedly was $1.4 million in debt. The studio's assets, including its next project, Whore of the Orient, were acquired by film production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell.

L.A. Noire shipped for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in May, with a PC version and a Complete Edition following later in the year. For more on the franchise, check out GameSpot's review of L.A. Noire.

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abcdefgabcdefgz
abcdefgabcdefgz

I liked this game it was unique and memorable. The acting and cases were really well done and it really was never done before.

lovethyhippy
lovethyhippy

I think that they should make for other eras in time like a 60s one and so on until now it would be so much fun!!!

Ibra8
Ibra8

R* can make it without team bondi

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@beeftaco3232 The problem is that i never know if you are serious. If you are then you really must have a distorted view of the world to think i would be sorry for what i have said to you...but your comment did make laugh.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I would like to see this happen. L.A. Noire was an enjoyable game.

CountZurich
CountZurich

"Will Cole Phelps ever have new cases to solve?" Lol no, because he's frucking dead.

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

@gamerlegend10 no i dont expect you to apologize, but i know you are sorry and are crying in real life, but you have to keep up this persona you have on this site. but i know i am getting to you, and you can deny it all you want but i know its true. maybe some day you will get your life togethor and have a good 1

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@beeftaco3232 You can keep reporting for all i care, i dont regret anything i have said. What did you expect, me to start crying and apologizing to you?...the fact remains that you are t*** and it will stay that way until you see reality and stop being a pathetic, stuck up kid. You insult so many people, and then when i try to defend them and myself you go crying to the mods, wow, i guess when its happening to you its unacceptable, because you are above everyone else, right? And yes it is part of the mods job to decide whether a person deserves it...they dont (well they are not supposed to) just give out punishments without making a fair judgement. Just because you report someone doesn't mean they deserve it, and thats when the mods come in to decide. If it was purely down to rules then it would be a very unfair and flawed system...the rules are just a guideline, its their decision in the end. And even if they cant publicly agree with me, im sure they would agree privately.

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

@gamerlegend10 sorry boy but its not the mods job to decide whether the person deserved it, rules are rules. and reported again

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@beeftaco3232 I know the mods have certain rules they have to stick by, but i would be hugely surprised if they didn't agree with everything i have said...and i haven't said anything wrong, just identified and confronted a d***...oh wait, deja vu... Also I highly doubt they would ignore your comments, what i have said is all true and moderately offensive to one person (and i even blanked out any offensive words)...but the s*** you talk is highly offensive to a lot of people. Now will you please f*** off, i dont know how many times i have to say that before you actually go.

kage_53
kage_53

I want a sequal. LA Noire was one of my favorite games of this gen. I would like it to take place in a city that's not used a lot like Philadelphia and Seattle instead of the same old cities from California, Chicago, Miami and NYC.

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

@gamerlegend10 look i know your just angry because your poor and your probably gonna be out on the streets soon, but dont be mad cuz i told you the truth about gta and now you realize ur a child. and btw im reporting u for that last comment. see this is what happens when you let your anger out, you say stuff you'll regret

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@beeftaco3232 "now go to ur job at mcdonalds" really your going to use the same stupid insult that you used a few days ago on someone else? it wasn't funny or clever the first time, but now its even more sad. "if you play gta u have a low maturity and you should be ashamed of yourself" well im far more mature than you, which is proven in your pathetic comments...anyway if having fun on a great game makes me immature, then at least im not a boring b****** like you.

daub11
daub11

best game ever played. it would be awsome if they made a second part to L.A NOIR. cause then i would go out and buy it.

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

@gamerlegend10 if you play gta u have a low maturity and you should be ashamed of yourself. now stop being angry because im richer than you will ever be. now go to ur job at mcdonalds ahahahahahaha POOR

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Kastigador Whether hes a troll or serious, either way he is still a d***...if hes serious then he needs to be educated, the scum is completely blind to reality. If he is a troll then i pity him. Perhaps your right that i should ignore him, but it annoys me to know there are such idiots in this world.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@beeftaco3232 Are you really that stupid? it doesn't matter if some kids do play on GTA, thats not the point...the point is that it is designed for adults and the majority of players are adults. You really are one of the most ignorant people i have ever spoken to...if it wasn't for all those poor people you hate so much, then you wouldn't have any of the things you do now...without all of the people you despise our civilization would be destroyed, nothing would ever get done and you would have none of the luxuries you take for granted...so no they are not ruining your world, they are making your pathetic existence possible, if anything you should be thanking them...now f*** off.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

LA Noire was a great game. I'd buy a sequel.

OJ_the_LION
OJ_the_LION

I would very much enjoy an LA Noire sequel. It was certainly an interesting and pretty unique game (yes yes adventure games have been around forever, but how many of them were also open world sandboxes?) While the Team Bondi stuff was unfortunate, and the problems seem to have existed long before Rockstar got ahold of the studio, hopefully if a sequel is made the high quality of the original can be maintained while improving on its faults. Rockstar, especially in the past few years, seems to be pumping out nonstop fantastic games, and I hope the trend continues.

Kastigador
Kastigador

@GamerLegend10 Who cares what people like beeftaco say? Just mod him down along with everyone else and ignore him. Another anonymous troll on the internet sitting in his parents basement... Yeah, he spews stupid stuff. Just saying, its a big world with lots of folks. Gotta tune the turds out or you'll be angry every day. Frankly, they're just not worth it.

beeftaco3232
beeftaco3232

@gamerlegend10 ya because no1 under 18 ever plays an 18 game......and yes i do wish poor people exist, but sadly they do and their ruining this world. me and my friends drive around and go to the hood and laugh at all the poors.

Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

L.A. Noire had it's issues, but I was glad to play a game that wasn't so derivative as a lot of other games this generation. (I'm looking at you realistic military shooters). However, I'm not sure how I feel about a sequel since it won't be coming from Team Bondi as Rockstar pretty much ruined that developer.

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

Enjoyed LA Noire but hopefully a sequel could address its issues

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

If they make a new Noire game I'd like to have it set in SF during the late 1960s and early 1970s. We can get the Zodiac Killer in on it.

gix47
gix47

good news,indeed!!

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@beeftaco3232 Haven't you left this site yet??? your one of the few members here that i want banned. And no GTA is not only for immature little children...its for adult gamers; its an 18, you idiot. How anyone could not like or at least appreciate the brilliance of these games is beyond me. I expect the only reason you dislike GTA is that you start off poor...oh because being poor is so unacceptable to you, isn't it? you would rather poor people just didn't exist, well except for a few servants and cleaners, am i right? Now go away and talk to your "sophisticated friends" about how much money you have and laugh at everyone who doesn't, you stuck up p***.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

@xedgorex "this game was awful. I want brutal gore cops. I want REAL cops, not this baby face. OR AT LEAST MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO KILL CIVILIANS :( " You, sir, are pathetic.

TTDog
TTDog

A little replay value wouldn't go amiss second time around. Or something that makes the cases stand out from each other rather than just doing the same actions over and over again in every case.

3KindgomsRandy
3KindgomsRandy

Sure, I'd be up for that. The original is the only Rockstar game that's ever had me interested enough to play to completion (or even for more than a few hours).

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

If they do ever make a sequel I imagine it'll be quite a few years away.

BoabDreeps
BoabDreeps

No no no no! Stick that sorry franchise in the grave along with Team Bondi. Absolute stinker of an 'Interactive Movie". Why does any mention of LA Noire make me so angry? God, I hate that game!

Phil-teh-Pirate
Phil-teh-Pirate

A ha! Make it a crossover. Make the main character a cop in Vice City constantly chasing after Tommy Vercetti, in a van...with a dog! Essentially I'm saying LA Noire, Vice City, Scooby Doo. Think about it Rockstar.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

With the facial recognition rumoured to be included in GTA5 I can't see what a LA Noire sequel would actually offer? Solving crimes is alright, but the next Grand Theft Auto will be outstanding in comparison. @bsnimunf Couldn't agree more, they should have either left it out altogether or made it better. There was no point to it.

gabeb
gabeb

@bsnimunf you dont have to drive or anything all action skipable,but u finished game unaware of that,shame on you.

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

I wouldnt buy a sequel unless they dumped the GTA style roaming and focused on the story and interview techniques. Driving from mission to mission was boring and a complete waste of development resources

padddyy5
padddyy5

San Francisco Noire, set in '70s Frisco, with a Dirty Harry-esque, gritty tone. I'll take my money now, Rockstar.

so_hai
so_hai

What about NY Noire, then Miami Noire, and then New Orleans Noire and on it will go...

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

Good news to me I enjoyed LA Noire. Maybe this time, it will be set in a more present time.

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

While I enjoyed racing around Hollywood in period cars (at least for a while, it got boring earning the trophies for driving all the cars and for xx many miles), the game was kinda boring and I wouldn't care for a sequel.

Pete5506
Pete5506

I wouldn't mind seeing another game, but make it in another time period

ryzrocks
ryzrocks

Yes please...games like these needs and deserves a sequel but hopefully it'll have more content because when I played L.A Noire, the story just sucked me in a bit too deep that it disappointed me when the game came to a sour end :( but still I'll love a sequel to this game

PS3BigFan
PS3BigFan

Please don't make a new L.A Noir, it was really boring. Probably the worst game from R*. The game was OK but not as great as Red Dead Redemption or GTA IV. Beside the main mission the game was empty, there's no places to visit and you can't do anything but driving your car around the city.

packtop
packtop

I would like better to have a sequel to red dead redemption then a sequel for L.A Noire

Vodoo
Vodoo

Hopefully is has more replayability next time. It was an awesome game but once you played through it, that's all she wrote.

Don007_Red
Don007_Red

 @abcdefgabcdefgz

 

 I like games that contrasts the differences in technology. I loved the old-school cars, the buildings that shows L.A.'s colors, and the accent and slang used by the characters in game. But, besides the telephones, and radios we see in the game, I want to see more of that. Show us how televisions used to look like, or what children do in "those days". I loved this game so much, and it should have been rated as a 10/10. There probably won't be a game as developed as L.A. Noire.

Don007_Red
Don007_Red

 @lovethyhippy

 The noir-based films are set from great dpression to the 1950's-era, America. It could still be in the 1940's, but it doesn't have to be in Los Angeles, or maybe even America.

kamikazeespleen
kamikazeespleen

 @bsnimunf You didnt have to drive to each one. Youre partner could drive for you. Therefore, your argument is invalid.