Yesterday the Rockstar Newswire site posted an article answering several questions that their fans had asked via Twitter, Facebook and emails.
The majority of the questions and answers revolved around the upcoming Max Payne 3 with a couple of inevitable questions regarding the recently announced GTA V. However the final question is what has garnered the most interest across the web.. When asked:
“Hey R* is there gonna be something more about L.A. Noire?”
The official answer that Rockstar provided was:
While there won’t be any more DLC or additional content for the current release of L.A. Noire (we’re all too busy working on Max Payne 3, GTAV and other games to come), 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. 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.
Based on this it is probably safe to assume:
- If there was going to be a new L.A. Noire it is unlikely that it’ll feature on this current generation of consoles. Max Payne 3 is due to ship in March this year, after that Rockstar are working on GTA V which currently has no release date or even confirmed platforms with speculation that GTA V may even be a launch title for the next generation.
- It won’t be developed by Team Bondi as the studio has been closed and Rockstar also stated that they would not be publishing Team Bondi’s next game after reports that Team Bondi’s management style created harmful working conditions for staff.