The Guardian has an interesting interview with Team Bondi's Brendan McNamara and Rockstar's VP of development Jeronimo Barrera. Plenty of topics are discussed, but this concepts intrigues us most: would Rockstar ever develop and publish a game with no weapons and no shooting whatsoever?
"If games are only going to be about shooting things, dying and starting over," began Barrera, "that's a pretty boring future for us. So here's an opportunity where we thought, how can we make having a conversation be the focus of the gameplay?"
But does Jeronimo see a future where games can be exclusively based around that sort of mechanic?
"Absolutely," he claimed, "and we're flirting with that in this game – there are cases when you never draw a gun or chase a criminal. It's something that's going to happen sooner than later. I have children and when we get together as a family we play games, we don't watch TV. We're a generation that's always been around interactivity, and in the future something like LA Noire could be broadcast directly onto your cable set-top box. It's the future."
LA Noire: the interview [The Guardian]