Many gamers lost all hope in seeing a sequel to the unique Rockstar title L.A. Noire when developers Team Bondi shut down back in 2011. However, There may still be a chance.
In a recent Q&A, Rockstar answered several questions concerning the upcoming Max Payne 3, but they also answered a couple of questions fans had with the future of L.A. Noire. Rockstar had this to say:
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.
There you have it. It may not be spot on conclusive evidence, but L.A. Noire is far from dead in the eyes of Rockstar. Granted, it may be years before we see anything at all, considering they referenced Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3, both of which came out years after their predecessors. However, as gamers, this is the price we sometimes pay to play the games we want. I would gladly wait a while for another L.A. Noire if it meant a great sequel. how about you?
[Source: Rockstar Games]