Rockstar Isn’t Finished With ‘L.A. Noire’ So What’s Next?

Jul 13, 2011 by  

Rockstar Not Finished With LA Noire

It’s been a few months since the release of L.A. Noire and while many have risen the ranks from a simple beat cop to a comfy desk in Vice, gamers may be feeling that something is missing from Rockstar’s title. Even with the release of recent DLC packs “Nicholson Electroplating” and “Reefer Madness,” the question remains: what else is in store for L.A. Noire?

Kotaku got a chance to talk with a Rockstar spokesperson yesterday on the subject, with them simply saying that the game “Isn’t completed yet.” Rockstar had previously said that to make their release date and to fit the game on its disc, they had to remove some cases and desk positions from the retail game, such as Burglary. Could that mean that there is more DLC on the way, stacked full of potentially missing media? A case worth solving indeed.

It’s a wonder if the unfortunate issues surfacing around developer Team Bondi will have any effect in delivering future content. With a full-scale investigation looking into the “questionable” work conditions, it could be that the statement “Isn’t completed yet,” is exactly how it sounds: the work hasn’t been finished.

It’s also possible that with the success of Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare release last November, the very same could happen with L.A. Noire as well. It could go a long way in delivering what was left out, yet as to what that could be is the question.

With Rockstar staying characteristically silent, it leaves us at Game Rant and you Ranters to fill in the blanks. What do you think will be the ‘next thing’ for the game: continuous DLC packs, one large expansion, or something we haven’t seen yet? What kinds of cases and challenges will players get to experience? Better yet, what would you prefer to see? Sound off with your comments and ideas below, and let us know what you’re thinking.

L.A. Noire is currently available for the Xbox 360 and PS3, with a PC release later this year. Read our L.A. Noire review.

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Source: Kotaku

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  1. I just want it to be released for PC.

    Then I’ll start caring about the DLC.

  2. I’d really dig a reason to use “free roam” for more than just chasing achievements; such as, being able to visit buildings/restaurants/sights and doing something there like GTA 4, having a drink, building relationships, playing pool or darts etc, otherwise that vastness of the city and the great re-creation they did is really a waste since just driving around, literally JUST driving around.

    Give me a reason to keep playing! The cases just don’t do it for me.

    • I agree, the game got boring to me. I haven’t even completed it yet.

    • Yeah, that’s pretty much my only problem with the game. Not a lot to do outside of the cases. I’ve just about completed it. It’s not much, but I would like to sit down at a diner and order food, or hang out at that blue jazz club, eat, listen to the bands — the commercials were misleading, I spent many minutes finding the location just to see an empty stage and people sitting around eating/talking. There’s also a bowling alley – as of yet, provides no recreation. Cruising is pretty fun, sight seeing.

  3. Still haven’t finished the main story, but I think the type of game would work beautifully for DLC. Maybe a few extended cases though, or an uncovered conspiracy or crime ring. Not a simple case-by-case deal.

  4. If by Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare, y’all wouldn’t by chance implying/ranting about a zombie infestation in L.A. would you? I can go either way on this topic, mainly because I’ve been itching to try out the weapons to their fullest capacity. Running over zombies in the Ford H-Boy.

  5. I liked the way Undead Nightmare changed the combat in Red Dead Redemption, it freshened it up made you use deadeye more. Plus it really is the only zombie game with headshots required.
    I’ve finished LA Noire now and i agree with the others that there isn’t a lot to do. I propose an Alien invasion given a B-movie edge with more of a bodysnatcher feel than say a destroy all humans riff. It would give interrogations a new set of angles.
    If its burglary i’m not buying it, what next? paperwork?!

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