Rumours suggest that L.A. Noir may be getting a remaster and that it will be VR compatible.
Word has been spreading around the internet that Rockstar’s detective adventure game will be seeing a re-release on modern consoles. Sources on Twitter with inside knowledge of the industry both claim that the Remastered version of L.A. Noire exists and that it is slated for late summer. Additionally, pop culture website Comicbook claims that three separate sources close to Rockstar have knowledge that VR features have been prototyped for the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Another feature of the supposed remaster is a new first-person mode, similar to what was found in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Grand Theft Auto V.
L.A. Noire was originally developed by Team Bondi, an Australian based independent game developer. The game was published by Rockstar and released in 2011 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 before coming to PC later that year. Taking place in the 1940’s, L.A. Noire follows Cole Phelps. Taking on the role of Phelps, players progress through his career from police patrolman to detective as they advance through the game’s story. The core gameplay of L.A. Noire has players solving a variety of different cases through investigation and interrogation segments. L.A. Noire also blends action elements into its gameplay, featuring chase scenes along with combat and gunfights.
L.A. Noire was developed using a custom game engine, allowing for detailed facial motion capture and animation software. Notable for being the first game to use MotionScan technology, players are often required to spot different reactions found in the suspect’s faces in order to determine if they’re telling the truth.
The remastered version of L.A. Noire is planned to release in late summer of this year. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.