LA Noire fans shouldn't rule
out the possibility of revisiting the title, said
Rockstar Games in a recent Asked and Answered feature (via CVG). While the
studio's not planning to support the game with any further DLC or
content updates, it says everyone's “very pleased with how that
game turned out and are considering what the future may hold” for
the game's series/franchise possibilities.
“We don’t always rush to
make sequels,” says Rockstar, “but that does not mean we won’t
get to them eventually – see Max [Payne] and Red Dead for evidence
of that.” While Noire developer Team Bondi's well-documented
meltdown has seen the studio's talents (and future projects) absorbed
into future interactive projects by Mad Max director George Miller, Rockstar
still has plenty of teams that could go to work on a Noire sequel if
the time were right.
Just this month, it emerged
that the company's Vancouver arm was gearing up for a new project
post-Red Dead Redemption. The above comments seem to indicate fairly
strongly that that project won't be LA Noire 2 – but without
any officials on-hand for an impromptu test of the lie-detecting
skills the original taught us, who knows what's really going on
behind closed doors? Forget it Jake, it's Rockstartown, etc.