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LA Noire originally six discs on 360, says Team Bondi

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 14:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Team Bondi boss Brendan McNamara has said that LA Noire was originally going to feature more than three discs on Xbox 360.

Speaking to GameSpot, McNamara said that the number of discs was going to be at six unless it was massively compressed.

“We’ve always been called stupidly ambitious,” he said. “Along with Rockstar, we make very big games.

“It took a lot of effort to get down to three discs – I think we were on four or five or six at one point – and to get it onto one Blu-ray [for PS3]. We’re pretty pleased that we got it down to that in the end.”

McNamara continued: “It’s the biggest map that we’ve done and that Rockstar have done, so there’s a lot of detail in there, and also a lot of actor’s performances, 21 hours worth.”

Rockstar confirmed a couple of weeks ago the 360 version would contain three discs in the game, with one Blu-ray for PS3. The publisher said that you’ll only need to swap discs twice through the game during “natural breaks” in its story.

LA Noire launches today in the US. It releases here in the UK on Friday for PS3 and 360. Get a reviews round-up for it here.

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15 Comments

  1. Razor

    Makes you wonder about GTA V.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    GTA tends not to be as cutscene/dialogue-heavy as L.A. Noire appears to be, so I doubt we’ll see more than one or two discs for that. They squished an astonishing amount of content onto the GTA IV disc.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    They’re making me really want this.

    An intelligent Rockstar game? And noir? My love for film noir is no small consideration. I just wish they’d release it for the PC, but apparently since they can no longer code competently, they’ve given up on their chances for putting together a proper port.

    I wish they’d work with the people whom EIDOS are working with for Human Revolution, those guys have a chain of amazingly well done ports under their belt. Instead of forgetting the PC, Rockstar, how about just letting competent coders handle your port?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @3

    Rockstar has always put out a PC version of their game, you will probably have to wait 8 months to a year until its released just like GTA IV.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Red Dead seems to have broken that trend, unfortunately.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Aw damn I knew I was forgetting a title that didn’t go to PC. Still majority of their games has been on PC so you can twiddle your thumbs until Rockstar announces a PC version or they announce there is no PC version being made. I’d rather just play it on the console now then waiting a year for an announcement.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ManuOtaku

    Hey the dude from the pic, looks a lot like adrain broddy, he did play a role on this one?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Thats Patrick Fischler.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. ManuOtaku

    #8 oh …. thanks my mistake then……

    #9 4 years ago
  10. xxJPRACERxx

    GTA is made by R* North, RDR by R* San Diego. Can be a reason why RDR is not on PC.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Len

    Wasn’t the pc version of gta iv properly knackered though for ages…? I’m sure I remember reading about loads of issues…

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    ^ Yep.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. BloodyJoe

    Can’t wait for when I get this game!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Mike

    I wonder what the devs ate for breakfast?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. M. K.

    `#10xxJPRACERxx
    17/05/11, 5:39 pm
    GTA is made by R* North, RDR by R* San Diego. Can be a reason why RDR is not on PC.`

    Think for yourself how good the chances for la noire on pc are, which is made by team bondi.

    #15 4 years ago

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  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]

  • Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available

    Official mod tools for Total War: Attila are now available and you can grab the new Assembly Kit as a beta through the tools menu via your Steam library. The Creative Assembly said the tools will be “immediately familiar” to modders of Rome 2 and Shogun 2, but the new version is the most “extensive” […]

  • How to get level 34 Ascended Raid gear in Destiny: House of Wolves

    Watch: two videos showing you how to get level 34 raid gear and a shopping list of what you need. One of the big changes that House of Wolves is bringing to Destiny is the chance to upgrade your weapons and gear to level 34. In these videos Arekkz Gaming shows you how to use […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP back in the spotlight

    Destiny PvP players, your time has come to shine. New Crucible maps. New Crucible rewards. And the glorious wonder of Elimination mode. Destiny: House of Wolves puts PvP front and centre. When Destiny was first detailed, one of the things Bungie stressed was that there’d be something for everyone. If you wanted to play solo […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – everything you need to know in one video

    The Destiny: House of Wolves embargo has lifted, and with so much information floating around pertaining to Trials of Osiris, it can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Arekkz Gaming tells you everything you need to know in one video. In the video above you will be informed of how the 3v3 Team Deathmatch event works, how you […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves – watch a Trials of Osiris match from start to finish

    With the release of Destiny: House of Wolves looming, players will soon be able to participate in the new 3v3 Team Deathmatch event in The Crucible, Trials of Osiris. Below is a video featuring an uncut, complete match from start to finish. In the video, Arekkz Gaming gives you a breakdown of the mode and […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – here’s what your PC needs in order to run it

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is out next week, and Bethesda has today released the PC specs for the standalone title. MachineGames has made some tweaks to the system requirements and have included both minimum and recommended specifications. Minimum OS: 64-bit Windows 7/Windows 8 Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8320 @ 3.5 […]

  • Destiny: Trials of Osiris – watch the livestream reveal right here

    Bungie will be showing off Destiny’s new 3v3 Team Deatmatch Trials of Osiris today, and you can watch the Twitch stream right here if you like. It kicks off at 11am PDT/2pm EDT and will feature community manager Deej and design leads Lars Bakken and Derek Carroll. More will be revealed on House of Wolves […]

  • May Xbox Games with Gold: Mafia 2, CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, F1 2013

    Microsoft has announced the free games Gold members will be able to pick up through Xbox Live. On Xbox One, Gold users can download CastleStorm: Definitive Edition for the month,and Pool Nation FX is being offered for an additional month. Starting May 1, Xbox 360 Gold members can download Mafia 2 through May 15, and […]