There Might Be An LA Noire Sequel. Some Day.

With its original developers shut down and with a story that ends rather conclusively, you wouldn't think Rockstar's LA Noire would be in line for a sequel. But it might be. Maybe.

A Rockstar representative writing on the company's official site has posted "don't count out the possibility of a new game in the L.A. Noire franchise in the future".

"We simply have not decided anything", they continue. "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. 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."

Red Dead being the perfect example, what with Redemption and Revolver having common titles, leading ladies and...that's about it.

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    That's a really stupid closing comment, Luke. Do you even think while typing?

      I dont normally do this but his sentence made perfect sense? RDR and RDRed had nothing in common asides the title. They were completely different styles of gameplay, gameplay design etc. They took ages to bring them out and took care with the inevitable sequel, crafting a masterful sequel while the first was rather subpar and overrated. That's most likely going to be the case here too...

    It's not a franchise until there's a 2nd game.

    Another game in the same noir style would be awesome but I do think the next one needs to be a PI rather than an actual cop. Cops are good and all but the grizzled PI is pretty much the trope embodiment for the nior genre

      Indeed. A classic cliche used a thousand times in the movies would be awesome (and I swear to god Im NOT being sarcastic). A washed up hardass ex cop kicked off the force, who only knows that sort of life, resorting to being a PI to continue it, give him some sort of alcoholism issue or penchant for violence somehow. Maybe you have to help him overcome it etc. Could actually make for a great game. You either overcome your addictions and end up back on the force, or slip further into despair and addiction, worst case, death...

        Pretty much what I was thinking, he could start as a kind of post-scandal version of cole and end up being a sweary punchy boozy prick who somehow manages to get by on the scraps of money he gets from his cases and by his secretary not minding that she's not been paid this month.

        Technically you could play as Phelps, he has been thrown off the force, divorced and had enough shit heaped on him to last a life time. The game could be him investigating crimes with a heavy hand this time as opposed to having to follow the rules of being a cop, and part of it could be him working his way back to the force, or if you fail a lot, deeper into depression and drinking.

          Unless they retconned the ending of L.A. Noire, this wouldn't be possible in the slightest.

    I really hope a sequel comes out eventually. If the (admittedly multiple) things that held it back from being a spectacular game get ironed out, I'm all for it.

      First thing I'd suggest dropping is the evil chief executive model they went for on the last one, that didn't work out too well

    Sweet. Hope they eventually follow through with this one day.

    Great news. Anything a little bit different is good.

    I hope they try to break the monotony you experience actually playing the game (when it lets you) and remove the auto-aiming, auto-running, auto-corner-turning and auto-playing-the-game-for-you.

    So is this proof that Rockstar do actually own the rights to LA Noire? I always wondered if Team Bondi had to give those up... even before their unfortunate demise.

    It'll have multiplayer deathmatch too.

    And for the record, I'd play a game starring Bekowsky any day. The actor who played Phelps is good, but good lord did I hate that character.



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