Rockstar Games has officially announced new versions of L.A. Noire.
An updated version of Rockstar’s 2011 detective adventure game L.A. Noire will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game will include all of the DLC that was released for the original along with technical enhancements for current consoles. This not only includes higher resolution textures and the ability to play in 4K definition but also enhanced lighting and new camera angles. The Nintendo Switch version of L.A. Noire will also include the previously released downloadable content along with unique controls. Rockstar will be utilizing the Joy-Con controller’s gyroscopic controls along with the HD rumble features. The Switch version will also contain touch screen controls for certain portable tasks.
Alongside the new console versions, Rockstar also announced L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files. This new VR title features seven cases from the original L.A. Noire rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience. L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is being developed exclusively for the HTC Vive system.
“We’re excited to bring L.A. Noire’s unique mix of real detective work, classic Hollywood atmosphere and thrilling action to these new platforms. Now with a choice of spectacular virtual reality, stunning 4K, or the freedom of portable play, these enhanced versions are a perfect opportunity for players to experience this richly detailed world in a whole new way,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games.
Earlier rumours spread this year that a potential remaster of L.A. Noire was coming. Sources claimed that VR was also being considered for the game but that it would be for the PlayStation 4 version rather than an entirely separate product for the HTC Vive.
L.A. Noire and its VR experience are scheduled to release across all the announced platforms on November 14, 2017.