L.A. Noire No Longer a PS3 Exclusive

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L.A. Noire No Longer a PS3 Exclusive

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Long delayed film-noir mystery game L.A. Noire is no longer a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and will be coming to the Xbox 360 as well.

You can be forgiven for being a little fuzzy on what L.A. Noire is all about, as it's been a while since we've heard anything about it. Announced back in 2006, with a release window of 'between November 2008 and September 2009' - which it missed incidentally - L.A. Noire has been a long time coming, and for the longest time, the game was going to be a PlayStation 3 exclusive.

But in the post announcing that L.A. Noire would be the cover story for the upcoming March issue of Game Informer, it was confirmed by Game Informer writer Matt Kato that that was no longer the case: "It's not a PS3-exclusive," he said. "It was at one point, but it's coming out for the PS3 and 360 ... I really hope the game goes deep into a whole seedy, L.A. Confidential/crooked L.A.P.D./Chinatown vibe."

L.A. Noire is described as "an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders" set in "the classic noir period of the late 1940's", and as a long-time fan of Raymond Chandler and his Phil Marlowe character, I've been looking forward to this game for a while. It's been a long time since there's been a game that really tackled that hard-boiled genre with any real style, and no game has really touched it since Max Payne. As a fan of the genre, I'm glad that more people are going to get a chance to play this.

Now; what system to get it for?

Source: Shacknews

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Ohh...Looks good. I loved the noir detective "Hotel Dusk" for the DS.

YAY! Now my 360 gets this kind of game.

ohhh i remember hearing about this... i remember being a little miffed that it was a ps3 exclusive.. i think.. it looks rather interesting so i may keep my eye on it... mainly cos it looks a wee bit like heavy rain in the 1950's.. which is as close as i can get to heavy rain with and xbox 360... darn.

I always enjoy a mystery story. Hopefully this will be a good one

I thought that was Agent that was ps3.

Haven't they been working on this so long it was originally for the ps2 and original xbox?

Yey now I can get a game I have never heard of!

Going by the other hugely delayed games that have been released and been cack, im not expecting anything good.

Onyx Oblivion:
Ohh...Looks good. I loved Hotel Dusk for the DS.

YAY! Now my 360 gets it.

Same! That will be good fun to play! hehe...the DS game was epic

why the hell arnt any of these great console games coming to pc ffs?! >_< I love these kind of games. *is still pissed Fable 2 wasnt a pc release so you can imagine how irked I've become with many other non pc releases*

I've never heard of this game, but it sounds awesome. And I'm a 360 owner, so hurray for me.

Sounds fun, even if I've never heard of it before.

But to the point, who wants to start taking bets this becomes the new Duke Nukem Forever?

Sounds great.

I didn't even know it was a PS3 exclusive in the first place.

yeah I already knew about this

This game does sound nice. I hope it sells well for both consoles

I have never heard of this game before in my life, but it sounds great. Will probably still end up getting it for PS3 though.

Couldn't care less, considering nobodies really heard of the game, including myself.

Onyx Oblivion:
Ohh...Looks good. I loved the noir detective "Hotel Dusk" for the DS.

YAY! Now my 360 gets this kind of game.

Indeed, more games need to have the feel of that game.

Simalacrum:
Couldn't care less, considering nobodies really heard of the game, including myself.

Honestly, why did you take the time to post that you "couldn't care less" about the game? Did you really think everyone was on the edge of their seat thinking "Okay, yeah, the obligatory 'hurray for this game!' post from Omikron009, but what does Simalacrum think of it?!!"

Oh, you bas-

One of the games I bought my PS3 for is going multi-system!?

Typical.

Anyway, yeah, looking forward to this game, have been for awhile.

Speaking of games no-ones heard of, was there a PS3-exclusive involving Superpowers? I keep thinking of Infamous, but I know that's not it... Anyone knows, PM me?

All I've ever heard about this game is the title. *yawn*

Also, who in their right mind expects a third party title to be exclusive anymore?

sidereal_day:

Simalacrum:
Couldn't care less, considering nobodies really heard of the game, including myself.

Honestly, why did you take the time to post that you "couldn't care less" about the game? Did you really think everyone was on the edge of their seat thinking "Okay, yeah, the obligatory 'hurray for this game!' post from Omikron009, but what does Simalacrum think of it?!!"

...oookay?

In the same way, why did you take the time to post about how you didn't like my post? Or, infact, why do any of us post anything at all for that matter?

Because its opinion. It doesn't matter if its the most interesting post in the world, we all have opinions and are free to express them (to a degree) on the forums.

My opinion was that I don't really care about the game. Its not a very interesting opinion, but it is my opinion nonetheless. THAT is why I took my time to post it.

Well I'm guessing the project wasn't good enough for Sony to pay them enough to keep it exclusive. Either that or it was taking so long they didn't want to pump money into it.

That said, like "Heavy Rain" my attitude about this one is still very "wait and see". For the most part this stuff seems like a return to adventure gaming and the later interactive movies. As I've said before, I wasn't especially enthusiastic about them the first time around, so we'll see what happens.

As odd as it sounds the mystery plots are also a mixed bag. I remember one game that was vaguely similar to what is being done here called "Ripper" (I think) which was a cyberpunk mystery game, where the killer was randomly selected from a list of possibilities, and could be someone differant each time you played, so you had to be careful with the clues. Neither this or "Heavy Rain" see to be even trying to be that varied from what I've seen, though going for a very similar overall style of game.

This still exists, huh. The game was announced in the wake of Sin City, and hearing nothing about that led me to think they cancelled it. Oh well, still looking forward to this, I like the style.

Therumancer:
Well I'm guessing the project wasn't good enough for Sony to pay them enough to keep it exclusive. Either that or it was taking so long they didn't want to pump money into it.

That said, like "Heavy Rain" my attitude about this one is still very "wait and see". For the most part this stuff seems like a return to adventure gaming and the later interactive movies. As I've said before, I wasn't especially enthusiastic about them the first time around, so we'll see what happens.

As odd as it sounds the mystery plots are also a mixed bag. I remember one game that was vaguely similar to what is being done here called "Ripper" (I think) which was a cyberpunk mystery game, where the killer was randomly selected from a list of possibilities, and could be someone differant each time you played, so you had to be careful with the clues. Neither this or "Heavy Rain" see to be even trying to be that varied from what I've seen, though going for a very similar overall style of game.

I think it's a little presumptuous to compare an FMV game to two current-gen games that aren't even out yet and immediately think "oh similar style". Seeing as how LA Noire is going to have numerous and multiple cases involved, and that there are multiple paths towards getting the results/outcomes, it's already not like Ripper just for that first part alone.

Man I've been waiting for some time now. When are you gonna release the fucking game?! Bastards. I wanna be a detective ala noir style. Have my own monologue and shit

Simalacrum:

sidereal_day:

Simalacrum:
Couldn't care less, considering nobodies really heard of the game, including myself.

Honestly, why did you take the time to post that you "couldn't care less" about the game? Did you really think everyone was on the edge of their seat thinking "Okay, yeah, the obligatory 'hurray for this game!' post from Omikron009, but what does Simalacrum think of it?!!"

...oookay?

In the same way, why did you take the time to post about how you didn't like my post? Or, infact, why do any of us post anything at all for that matter?

Because its opinion. It doesn't matter if its the most interesting post in the world, we all have opinions and are free to express them (to a degree) on the forums.

My opinion was that I don't really care about the game. Its not a very interesting opinion, but it is my opinion nonetheless. THAT is why I took my time to post it.

That's precisely it. If you had actually given an opinion, I would know why you bothered to post. But you didn't. Instead, you decided that it would be worth your time to announce to everyone that you don't have an opinion on the game because "nobodies (sic) really heard of the game, including [your]self." It just baffles me that you thought it was worth the five seconds to write that. Maybe you value your time a lot lower than the average person. That's the only conclusion I can come to.

Really? Huh, I heard that L.A. Noir was going multiplatform a while ago.

Either way, I don't really care right now, I need more information as to what this game is and what is going on with it. It could be interesting, but right now I don't know enough.

sidereal_day:

Simalacrum:

sidereal_day:

Simalacrum:
Couldn't care less, considering nobodies really heard of the game, including myself.

Honestly, why did you take the time to post that you "couldn't care less" about the game? Did you really think everyone was on the edge of their seat thinking "Okay, yeah, the obligatory 'hurray for this game!' post from Omikron009, but what does Simalacrum think of it?!!"

...oookay?

In the same way, why did you take the time to post about how you didn't like my post? Or, infact, why do any of us post anything at all for that matter?

Because its opinion. It doesn't matter if its the most interesting post in the world, we all have opinions and are free to express them (to a degree) on the forums.

My opinion was that I don't really care about the game. Its not a very interesting opinion, but it is my opinion nonetheless. THAT is why I took my time to post it.

That's precisely it. If you had actually given an opinion, I would know why you bothered to post. But you didn't. Instead, you decided that it would be worth your time to announce to everyone that you don't have an opinion on the game because "nobodies (sic) really heard of the game, including [your]self." It just baffles me that you thought it was worth the five seconds to write that. Maybe you value your time a lot lower than the average person. That's the only conclusion I can come to.

...look, "I don't care" is still an opinion. It may not be as interesting an opinion as other people, but it IS an opinion nonetheless.

And, well, right now I have a hell of a lot of time on my hands, so maybe I don't value my 5 seconds as much as other people right now. And I'm guessing thats the same with you as well, considering you've bothered to argue with a complete stranger about how they should use their own time.

If you have enough time to tell me why I'm so wrong, then why not actually give your own opinion about the topic at hand, rather than ranting about mine?

Simalacrum:

sidereal_day:

Simalacrum:

sidereal_day:

Simalacrum:
Couldn't care less, considering nobodies really heard of the game, including myself.

Honestly, why did you take the time to post that you "couldn't care less" about the game? Did you really think everyone was on the edge of their seat thinking "Okay, yeah, the obligatory 'hurray for this game!' post from Omikron009, but what does Simalacrum think of it?!!"

...oookay?

In the same way, why did you take the time to post about how you didn't like my post? Or, infact, why do any of us post anything at all for that matter?

Because its opinion. It doesn't matter if its the most interesting post in the world, we all have opinions and are free to express them (to a degree) on the forums.

My opinion was that I don't really care about the game. Its not a very interesting opinion, but it is my opinion nonetheless. THAT is why I took my time to post it.

That's precisely it. If you had actually given an opinion, I would know why you bothered to post. But you didn't. Instead, you decided that it would be worth your time to announce to everyone that you don't have an opinion on the game because "nobodies (sic) really heard of the game, including [your]self." It just baffles me that you thought it was worth the five seconds to write that. Maybe you value your time a lot lower than the average person. That's the only conclusion I can come to.

...look, "I don't care" is still an opinion. It may not be as interesting an opinion as other people, but it IS an opinion nonetheless.

And, well, right now I have a hell of a lot of time on my hands, so maybe I don't value my 5 seconds as much as other people right now. And I'm guessing thats the same with you as well, considering you've bothered to argue with a complete stranger about how they should use their own time.

If you have enough time to tell me why I'm so wrong, then why not actually give your own opinion about the topic at hand, rather than ranting about mine?

"I don't care" is actually the antithesis to an opinion. I've noticed that a lot of people think that any sort of thing someone can think of that isn't a fact is an opinion. No. An opinion is "I think the controls of Silent Hill 2 suck." An opinion is not: "I haven't played Silent Hill 2 so I can't comment on the controls."

See the difference?

(I'm responding to you to help you out. I get satisfaction from helping people)

Noir needs more games, I agree it is not tackled greatly in general. Though I did forget all about this game with nothing being mentioned for a while. Looking forward to it, when I decide what to buy it for.

Ah. Excellent. Another game I don't really know too much of or care that much about.

Not into these types of murder mystery sims.

Thank God. I was worried I wasn't gonna be able to play that. It looks amazing.

Yeah I stop caring about exclusivity annoucments from third party studios after MGS:Rising.

Interesting. It's set in a perfectly re-created 1940's Los Angeles, according to Wikipedia, and it's being developed in... Australia? Huh. Weird.

Well, I'm one of those who hadn't heard of this before, so it comes as a surprise to me to learn that it's been in development for several years now. It does look extremely interesting, especially considering it's being made in a country (ie. my own country of birth, Aussieland) that protests the nature of what late 1940's noir content would entail. I can't really comment on how I feel about it becoming multi-platform, seeing as this is the first I've heard of it, but I'll definitely keep my eye on it from now on.

Incidentally, Wikipedia says the project is running slow because of the number of position vacancies at Team Bondi. Last I heard, Australian developers were having a hard time finding jobs. Uber-weird.

i thought it was multiplatform too, well i still see if it is good enough to have it on ps3

I have honestly never heard of this before. Not even the simplest mention of it. And seeing as how its another pos that does not deem the PC worthy then it can go fuck itself with a deep heat covered retractable stun baton.

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