It’s time for L.A Noire, aka object handling simulator, to get back on the case in a big way. Scheduled for release this Autumn on November 14, L.A Noire isn’t just coming to the current generation of consoles, but is taking the plunge into VR with the HTC Vive.
“We’re excited to bring L.A. Noire’s unique mix of real detective work, classic Hollywood atmosphere and thrilling action to these new platforms,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Now with a choice of spectacular virtual reality, stunning 4K, or the freedom of portable play, these enhanced versions are a perfect opportunity for players to experience this richly detailed world in a whole new way.”
LA Noire: The VR Case Files will feature seven, self-contained cases from the original game and has been tailored specifically for the HTC Vive VR experience. The cases in question are, as yet, unknown, but the investigation is ongoing.
For the console versions? L.A Noire for the Nintendo Switch will contain the complete game, including all additional downloadable content, and bring some new features to the table, such as: Joy-Con mode with gyroscopic, gesture-based controls, HD rumble, dynamic over-the-shoulder camera angles, and contextual touch screen controls to sate your on-the-go detective.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will also get the original game and its extra goodies, with a focus on technical enhancements. New cinematic camera angles, enhanced lighting, and high resolution textures, are some of the implementations set to intensify the visual experience and ‘capture the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before’. L.A Noire will play natively in 1080p for PS4 and Xbox One, and utilises the power of 4K for the PlayStation Pro and Xbox One X.
L.A. Noire takes place in the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles as decorated veteran and newly minted detective, Cole Phelps investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A. The game was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival for its cinematic approach to gameplay and narrative.