LA Noire has been stirring up a great deal of buzz lately, showcasing many of its anticipated facets both online, as well as at recent conferences and expositions.With the combination of the MotionScan facial technology, unique gameplay and intertwined narrative, Rockstar Games and Team Bondi have surely caught the attention of many. One unexpected outlet that is paying attention is the Tribeca Film Festival.
For the first time in history, a video game is being featured at a film festival. The Tribeca Film Festival is honoring LA Noire as an Official Selection with recognition at the festival. Tribeca Enterprises' Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Gilmore, details the key points of featuring the game at the film festival:
What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with LA Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking. It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.
In conjunction with the recognition, Rockstar will show of an exclusive preview of LA Noire on April 25th, 2011 during the Tribeca Talks series. The preview will be moderated by Gilmore, and will feature a live demo of the game. There will also be a Q&A regarding the making of the game, the technology incorporated, as well as storytelling in the video game arena.
This selection and showcase is enthusiastically welcomed by the Rockstar team. Founder of Rockstar Games, Sam Houser, shares their excitement:
We’re thrilled that LA Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival in this way. It’s a real honor, and another step forward for interactive entertainment.
Check out the poster for the showcase below:
LA Noire is shaping up to be a big hit, while bringing fresh ideas to the video game medium. After getting a close look at PAX East, it's a no-brainer that the intuitive gameplay and the detailed narrative are enabling factors of making the game worthy to receive a nod at a festival that focuses on film.
LA Noire is set for a May 15th release date for Xbox 360 and PS3.
What do you think about a video game being recognized at a film festival? What are your expectations for LA Noire? Let us know in the comments!