LA Noire to launch on PC this fall with bumped visuals

Thursday, 23rd June 2011 16:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Rockstar’s announced a PC version of LA Noire, confirming it’ll release this fall after the console versions shipped 4 million units to date.

The game will be available at retail as well as a download version, and will feature 3D support, keyboard mapping, gamepad functionality and “improved graphical enhancements.”

The Team Bondi investigator was released last month on PS3 and 360. Rockstar Leeds handled duties on the PC version.

“L.A. Noire is a new type of game that makes players see through a detective’s eyes in 1940s Los Angeles,” said Rockstar boss Sam Houser.

“Its unique blend of story, action and crime solving will be perfect to play on PC.”



  1. Maximum Payne

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Thats huge. Finally.

    “improved graphical enhancements.”


    @1, Lonely Island – Obligatory :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    @1 – :D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Edo

    How about instead give as Read Dead :).

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Heinekeno

    I dont care even If they made it for family computer I wouldnt buy it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @4 I actually want Noire more bacause its unique and RDR feal more like GTA which I get enough of it.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Hunam

    I only bought it on PS3 because I thought they’d be no PC version.

    Rockstar: It’s not too late to make RDR for PC. Get on that as well.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. NeoSquall

    I purchased it on console because I didn’t believe they would port it to PC (they haven’t with Red Dead, why would they do this?).


    @8 lol, HIVE MIND

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    One thing that is great that it will have graphical enchantment. While facial animation was good, everything else suffered from a crappy textures, shadows, lightning and etc.

    Now, it’s not an issue. :D show me TEH PC version in 1080P.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    @10 Is there a chance for mod support like it was in GTA4 ?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Fin


    Maybe if graphics quality has an impact on your enjoyment of the game, this isn’t the hobby for you?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Hunam

    @12 Anyone who says graphics aren’t important is either lying or fooling themselves.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    @Fin, The Graphics are entirely part of the gameplay.
    A horror movie with terrible special effects isn’t going to be as scary as it could be if it had good special effects is it?

    Facial animation was a feature in this game (graphics|technology).

    So GTFO please and play on the Wii or older systems. No one stops you.

    @11, of course there will be mod support in the end.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Wow. This is exciting given the game already looks amazing on consoles.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Hunam

    L.A. Noire was even sold on the entire point of the graphics being life like. Graphics are a massive part of LAN’s charm.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. absolutezero

    “A horror movie with terrible special effects isn’t going to be as scary as it could be if it had good special effects is it? ”

    Yes and theres a fucking long line of movies demonstrating this. Like Paranormal Activity for one.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DSB

    @16 You’re not serious are you? Did you see the women and the children in that game? Not to mention the job they did on those buildings. Lifelike it was not.

    The only thing it has along those lines is the facial animation, everything else is very much 5 years behind the curve.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Old MacDonald

    I wonder what kind of improvements they’re talking about.

    Anyhoo. I liked it on the PS3, but as a game (and as a story for that matter) it had some pretty big flaws. Glad it’ll be released on the PC, but it certainly won’t be an instabuy. Maybe when it’s $5 in a Steam-sale or something.

    Red Dead Redemption OTOH, I’d probably buy the minute they released it for the PC.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Bikki

    @10 You dare call the amazing lightning in L.A. Noire crappy? WTF man i know you hate consoles but jeez.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Hunam

    RDR even felt like a PC game.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. bpcgos

    Looks like their console version aren’t sold quite well though, so they decided to bring it on PC (make it as a lesson : just dont put your hope to high when making console game that’s not more than shooting and or jumping/slashing,R*!)

    Lets see what happened with the game with 6 months port effort they’ve done (I hope my time assumption was correct)! And please, never ever make the game as a lazy port on pc like GTA 4 was, it will be unforgetable (for me, at least!)

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Maximum Payne

    @22 Game sold more then 4 millions that very good for new IP.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gama_888

    Im not going to get into the whole graphics argument that tends to pop up everytime someone mentions anything about visuals.

    but i cant see this being a huge graphical bump

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Fin



    I didn’t say graphics weren’t important. If the graphics of LA Noire are “bad” enough to affect your enjoyment, then maybe you need to find a new hobby.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    @23 I don’t know if I agree. That’s 0,8 million per year of production.

    It’s alright, and I’m sure they’ll turn a profit, but I doubt that you want a lot of studios taking that long with those kinds of sales if you’re a suit.

    Rockstar games seem to sell themselves though.

    @25 Of course graphics aren’t part of the gameplay, but they are a part of the experience in certain areas.

    LA Noire simply couldn’t deliver proper women, and that’s a problem when the script calls for a woman to flirt with you, for example.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. deadstoned

    YES! Hope GFWL is abandoned this time though :)

    And hope Red Dead Redemption will be on the horizon soon, then they can bundle it with all DLC and expansion for free for making us wait so long ^^ .

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NeoSquall

    @26 Indeed.
    Yesterday I’ve been courted by Jennifer Archer… urgh.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Edo

    Can’t wait to see one of these …or those…or that…not quite sure yet :P

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Maximum Payne

    @26 Well yea depend how long they are making it.But next game are going to sell better and its going to cost less so….

    #29 4 years ago
  30. DSB

    @29 Holy crap

    That =

    #30 4 years ago
  31. bpcgos

    It says shipped not sold,I guess!
    check it here

    #31 4 years ago
  32. The Evil Pope

    Another mediocre console game for the PC then…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. IL DUCE

    @DSB – Also need to remember the game has only been out a little over a month, so its still selling pretty steadily and I’m sure by the end of the year it will have pretty impressive sales numbers…

    And the facial animation from the MotionScan tech is amazing in LA Noire…I feel bad for those PC gamers who do not own a console and missed out on RDR though because that game was amazing…one of the most epic endings I’ve ever experienced in a game, great graphics and an amazing overall experience…Rockstar definitely should have did a port for the PC community

    #33 4 years ago
  34. loki

    Epic Rockstar fail. Minus one game to buy for me

    #34 4 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @10: Fuck that noise. Your obsession with graphics is getting ridiculous. Better graphics are not going to change a damn thing about this horribly boring game. The Graphics were never a problem, the animation however were, and so was the gameplay, the stupid story and the boring characters.

    They should give us RDR instead of this shitty game.


    #35 4 years ago
  36. sb319

    You just can’t win with PC gamers. If you don’t do a PC version, they moan that you’re neglecting the platform. If you do a PC version, they moan that it’s just a console port. Either way they’ll find some feeble justification for stealing it online. Is it any wonder that publishers are increasingly treating the PC as an afterthought?

    Also, of course RDR will come to PC eventually. Either be patient or play it on consoles, the choice is yours.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. DSB

    @34 Good point. Red Dead Redemption didn’t sell very well to begin with as I recall.

    Then again, LA Noire is no Red Dead Redemption.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. NeoSquall

    @37 fuck off “itsucks”

    #38 4 years ago
  39. sb319


    #39 4 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    @38: According to Eurogamer, Red Dead Redemption shipped over 5 million units in May and June. As of February 2011, the game has shipped a total of 8 million copies. So far L.A. Noire sold 4 million units.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    “Good point. Red Dead Redemption didn’t sell very well to begin with as I recall.”

    you mean 8 million is bad? wow…

    #41 4 years ago
  42. DSB

    @42 It sold 2 million in its first two months. Ie a lot less than LA Noire.

    The entire point was that LA Noire will probably sell a lot more, just like Red Dead Redemption did. Sorry if that went over your head.

    @41 So yeah, by the looks of it, LA Noire is selling twice as much right now. Red Dead Redemption moved a lot more units after those two months.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Maximum Payne

    @43 Lets finished this discusion.They wouldn’t working on PC version if they weren’t making profit :)

    #43 4 years ago
  44. NeoSquall

    @42 you kidding? BlOps sold 12 gazillions units in its first week…

    #44 4 years ago
  45. DSB

    I think CoD is in a league of very few brands that can actually do that. Same as EA Sports, and to some extent Blizzard. Rockstar is definitely there with GTA as well.

    8 million is great for any game, though.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Maximum Payne

    @45 So what ? Cod games are not ”standard” games they sell extremilly well just because some game don’t match cod sales games is not a fail.For example Darksiders sell 1.5 million, enough for sequel to make.Just Cause 2 sell around 2.5 mill more the enough for Avalanche studio to buy new studiol….

    #46 4 years ago
  47. NeoSquall

    @46 forgot to add my /sarcasm tag in the previous comment…

    #47 4 years ago
  48. osric90

    I have it on my PS3 and I love it the way it is. Lucky PC gamers. Should I feel lucky to have Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare Blu-rays too?

    #48 4 years ago
  49. mehdidante

    woooow . thx rockstar . i’m looking forward to RDR too .

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Christopher Jack

    That’s great, PC only gamers get to experience one of the best games this year too.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Keivz

    Wow. Thanks, Rockstar. I’m looking forward to Red Dead Redemption, too.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. satsugai

    Really excited about this now. :D
    Oh and Rockstar… Red Dead Redemption for pc aswell pls k thx bai.

    #52 4 years ago

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