Rockstar: “Don’t count out the possibility” of LA Noire 2

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.


  • onetimebuster - February 13, 2012 3:27 p.m.

    Awesome i loved la noire.
  • majormoses117 - February 13, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    I really wanted to love LA Noire when it came out. I played it on the 360 straight through until I got to disc 3. The game just kind of fell flat at that point. Repetitive, uninteresting. The "newness" wore off and what I was left with was a sad, shell of a game that could've been so much more. And that was before Bondi went to shit. So I might pick up the sequel, but they'll have to come up with a better reason for me to buy it than "its made by Rockstar"
  • Peguin - February 13, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    i hope not, i would much rather welcome a bully 2...or maybe even wild metal 2 :)
  • rainn'sgaydar - February 13, 2012 5:21 p.m.

    A sequel could be really impressive. With the huge world already built, they could really spend time adding depth to that world. I wouldn't be totally against a sequel, even if I didn't completely love the original.
  • bitchassafriBLAMamericANTISTA - February 13, 2012 5:52 p.m.

    i hope they make N.Y. Noire, or a Chicago Noire, or Branson Noire
  • chris-kitching - February 13, 2012 11:56 p.m.

    I just hope its more free roaming, the fact that you were never not on a case was the only thing that dissapointed me with la noire
  • inkyspot - February 14, 2012 5:24 a.m.

    I almost did write this off, seems very linear and one time playthrough only... granted what they learnt from this one could lead to a possible really nice sequel... keeping my fingers cross.
  • wittynickname - February 14, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    As much as I enjoyed L.A. Noire (a lot), if they give us a sequel before we see Bully 2, I'm prepared to pout. It won't be pretty.

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