Rockstar Games has announced that L.A. Noire will be coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One later this year, and that a new VR experience that pulls from the original game is also in the works.
This updated port of the 2011 open-world detective game is set for release on November 14 across all announced systems. The Switch version includes the original game, as well all DLC and some Switch-specific features like optional Joy-Con gyroscopic and motion controls, HD rumble, and wide and over-the-shoulder camera angles. Additionally, the game will support contextual touch screen controls when played in handheld mode. Notably, this will be the first Rockstar Games title released on Switch.
As for the PS4 and Xbox One versions, they will also include the base game and all DLC, and come with “a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity, including lighting and clouds, new cinematic camera angles, high resolution textures and more.” The game will run natively in 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One, and in 4K on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. Technical specifications for the Switch version were not provided, but it’s safe to assume it will look and play similarly to the versions found on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Rockstar also plans to release L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files for the HTC Vive, which takes seven cases from the original L.A. Noire “rebuilt specifically for virtual reality.”
The original L.A. Noire was a critical and commercial success for Rockstar but a sequel never materialized after the game’s development studio, Team Bondi, was closed shortly after the game’s release. It’s unclear if Rockstar intends for the upcoming ports to help gauge public interest in a possible sequel, but we certainly would welcome a L.A. Noire 2!
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