Rockstar might still do a L.A Noire sequel, but not anytime soon
Anyone following some of the post-release drama around Team Bondi last year now knows that the company is pretty much down and out and with it the chances of a L.A. Noire follow-up seemed slim to none. Not so, Rockstar says.
In a recent community session Rockstar answered several questions, with probably the most revealing being this:
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.
After all, Rockstar does now own the intellectual property rights to L.A. Noire. The game didn’t seem to do particularly bad and recieved rave reviews at its release. I think with a better managed team Rockstar will probably revisit this franchise in the coming years and hopefully really hit it out of the park on the second attempt, much like how Red Dead Redemption was.