L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi set to close its doors


Documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have revealed that L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi is set to close its doors for good.

A liquidator has been appointed to the studio and will now start selling off assets, sorting out any outstanding debts meanwhile.

It’s unfortunate to report considering the Australian studio only released superb crime thriller L.A. Noire in May this year, under Rockstar Games, following seven years in development. Studio head Brendan McNamara was however accused of mismanagement by many of the Bondi employees, with some making some quite negative, anonymous comments on working hours and conditions. Over 100 developers were also left out of the game’s closing credits, causing more uproar.

Let’s hope we don’t hear of this sort of thing again.