Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Mark6
Take-Two talks about sequels for L.A. Noire
Take 2 Interactive has started to talk about L.A. Noire as an, “important franchise”. But with the developer of L.A. Noire gone into administration, can we really see sequels to the hit drama franchise?
It’s financial report time at the moment for many publishers and speaking to investors Take-Two Interactive’s Strauss Zelnick described L.A. Noire as the company’s most successful new release in the last year.
‘This groundbreaking title from Rockstar has set a new standard for video games with cinematic art and has become an important franchise for the company,’ he added.
Of course it’s not a franchise unless there’s at least two of them, which suggests that Take-Two is already leaning on Rockstar to make more.
The obvious problem with that is that developer Team Bondi has already been closed down, after some high profile disagreements between the two companies and complaints by Team Bondi staff over poor management, long working hours and the fact that half of them didn’t even get a credit in the game.
Since Rockstar own the name and all the rights to L.A. Noire a sequel is perfectly possible. They’ve already put Rockstar Leeds to work on the PC version of the game and with Max Payne 3 they’ve shown they’re more than happy to replace a series’ creator with a new team.
But for the moment Rockstar’s attention is with Max Payne 3 and the recently announced Grand Theft Auto V, so given how secretive they are at the best of times we wouldn’t expect to hear anything else for quite a while.
Source: The Metro
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