L.A. Noire Creator Brendan McNamara Shopping Around A New Video Game Concept...

And speaking to Eurogamer, McNamara is claiming that it's "one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century". Intriguing.

McNamara touched briefly on the concept whilst attending the Bradford Animation Festival 2011.

"It's pretty interesting," he claimed. "It's one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. So I think it'll be good."

He also discussed what happened to the remainder of the now defunct Team Bondi, confirming that a vast number of ex-staff are now working at the Sydney based KMM studio.

"A lot of people who were working on L.A. Noire have gone across to KMM," he claimed, "some of them to be working on some of the film projects. A lot of the art and animation guys went across. Some of the people have gone to work in different Rockstar studios. I'm personally just writing some new stuff now, which I've been pitching around for the last couple of weeks. Hopefully I'll have something to announce on that pretty soon."

And considering that McNamara has invested in Motioscan, the technology used to create the incredibly animated faces in L.A. Noire, there is a chance said tech will be utilised his new game.

"I own some of the shares, and some other people own some of the shares. It's a limited company, and there are some other investors in that, too," said McNamara.

"Hopefully towards the end of that we'll have the full body stuff up and running. That could be pretty interesting, too."

Brendan McNamara is making the video game of "the greatest untold story of the 20th Century" [Eurogamer]


Comments

    Hopefully wherever he ends up the company has good HR staff to prevent him from doing another "Team Bondi".

    My idea for "Oiled Up Midget Tycoon" is still up for grabs.

    As is "Dark Darkness of the Dark Dark"

    This man is the perfect example of why the videogame industry needs to be unionised.

    “It’s one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. So I think it’ll be good.”

    He WOULD say that, wouldn't he? Fuck's sake. Sorry but the hubris is filling me with bile.

    I hope noone bites. I can't help but see him as a despicable, selfish little man.

    So no LA Noire 2 then:(

      I think Rockstar has the rights to that. Sold pretty damn well, so almost certain we'll see it again... in time...

      I want that so badly.

    He'll probably just yell and prod producers with a stick until he gets his way, because it's HIS story.

    He's a very good writer/director, but I hope they get someone else as team leader.

      I wouldn't go that far, personally. I'd say he's a capable writer, but nothing overly special. There were plenty of problems with how L.A. Noire's story was handled (Phelps' 'decent', for example), although there were certain aspects that were quite well handled, on the flip side.

    hopefully he never gets a manager role of some kind in another game studio again. And probably wont, and struggle since everyone knows about the team bondi incident in the gaming world.

    I hope someone buys the idea, origional IPs are needed... but I hope the idea is all they buy.
    He needs a 'creative consultant' style role.

    Also, I kind of hope that Rockstar offer positions to the LA Noire guys when they start on the sequel... I feel kind of bad for them.

    I've got a great untold story too - the full, complete and 100% comprehensive details of the crap that went on at Team Bondi under McNamara's watch.

    Wonder if anyone is interested in making a game out of that. Maybe I'll contact McNamara myself ....

    Seriously, a vile little man.

    "And considering that McNamara has invested in Motioscan, the technology used to create the incredibly animated faces in L.A. Noire, there is a chance said tech will be utilised his new game."

    Doesn't he still owe those guys several hundred thousand for their work on L.A. Noire?

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