Team Bondi: Cut LA Noire content wouldn’t fit one Blu-ray

Friday, 22nd July 2011 11:38 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Team Bondi boss Brendan McNamara has said that cut content from LA Noire wouldn’t have been able to fit on a single Blu-ray.

He touched upon the content once before – two desks known as bunko and burglary – and even said now that one of the desks have been written, designed and had some of the art for them done.

Alas, not to be.

“We had eleven full cases for [Burglary], which we wrote and did the design for to a certain extent – we even did the art for them too,” McNamara told PSM3 (via CVG).

“I think there might have been a better arc if we did do that – you get more of a chance to introduce different things – but in terms of the overall experience I think we did pretty well.”

The game’s final DLC case, Reefer Madness, launched a couple of weeks back on PSN and XBLMP. A full PC version of the game will release this autumn.



  1. Gekidami

    And yet to my knowledge, the game is only on a 25GB disc, not a 50…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    because it is compressed. Too hard to figure that out, right?

    With it’s crappy 2x BD-ROM that is only 72 Mbit/s 25 GB is enough.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan



    serious plothole that ruined the game for me

    *****************************************************END SPOILER

    #3 3 years ago
  4. pukem0n

    stupid PS3 with its stupid bluray discs….worst medium ever

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    @pukem0n, ohh I’m sorry did you prefer Xbox’s 3 Discs?

    Thankyou, please troll again…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. pukem0n

    someones sarcasmdetector must be broken
    and no i dont mind getting up 2 times to swap a disc, since not all gamers are lazy pricks

    #6 3 years ago
  7. tontsa91

    I haven’t heard more obvious bullshit for a long time.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ge0force

    They could have used a double layer blu-ray disc. But then x360 version would be 6-8 discs…

    #8 3 years ago
  9. cloud_ix

    Wow what a waste, this isn’t something to be proud of

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Phoenixblight

    All games have content cut since 80′s the only thing that’s different now is that the developers can put that cut content in as DLC, assuming it sells well.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. tontsa91

    I think I misread the title and jumped to conclusions :S

    #11 3 years ago
  12. themadjock

    @3 I guess he cheated because of the pressure of the job, always seeing murdered women and spending more time at work than at home made him feel like he should protect an attractive woman who he already seen being abused by the doctor in the dressing room…. or perhaps he was just horny :)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight


    You obviously weren’t paying attention to all the chatter between Phelps and Roy. It was constantly being hinted at that Cole wasn’t going home every day.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    So wait… many DVDs is the X360 version???

    #14 3 years ago
  15. The_Deleted

    About 25….

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Suikoden Fan

    @13 thats hardly a fucking decent way to lead to that completely plot altering situation, that is completely weak, and not once did he say in the main game he wasnt happy, the one time he really said anything he defended there and his intergrity, the complete opposite of wtf happened (by that i mean his partner insukted his wife, he defended her)

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Phoenixblight


    Well Phelps isn’t going home so thus he is cheating pretty easy to figure out. It wasn’t “Out of the Blue.”

    SOrry you can’t analyse what they were doing with the story and why Team Bondi did what they did. Maybe you should play again and realise what Phelps is going through not only with his job but with his overburdening guilt, he has been carrying.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Kuwabara

    They’re lying obviously, they removed all the content to sell it as dlc later to make more money! Considering how much it cost them to make the game, the cut was intentional.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Suikoden Fan


    @17 i never once saw him or heard him mention he wasnt happy at home, nor did i see him say or hear him say he wasn’t going home, they left that part out of the game quite badly. |Yeah the covered the guilt of his past and his past quite thoroughly, but as for his family life its barely even touched on.


    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight


    Again it was all covered in the chatter. He goes into some of his home dealing and its especially covered in voice with Roy constantly asking question about Phelps not going home and going to a club every night. That why the game was very good on the story front, all the subtle things going on if you just pay attention. And not everyone cheats because they aren’t happy at home they cheat because of the opportunity arises.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Suikoden Fan


    @20 that not exactly the best way to lead up to a game changing plot point, actually its rather weak. I remember that 1 conversation about him not going home at times yeah, they said he was married to his work, but in the only conversation that directly addresses his wife he defends with a little venom towards his partner for insulting her,

    They could and should have developed that plotline a whole lot better, they did everything else excellently, that one weak point dragged it down.

    As they say your only as strong as your weakest link, and story wise that was the games weakest link


    #21 3 years ago
  22. triggerhappy

    Some of us haven’t finished the game…. SF I know you marked one of your posts as SPOILER, but c’mon man its not fair to openly discuss plot points like that especially since all the comments are down the right hand side of the main page… ive been trying to avoid Noire related threads and articles.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Suikoden Fan

    @22 ahh sorry guess its not much consolation now but i’ll mark what i can spoiler now

    #23 3 years ago
  24. triggerhappy

    OK thanks, I only caught buts here and there but its got me wondering now. It was one of those hmmm this looks interesting… AHHGGH AVERT YOUR EYES, AVERT YOU EYES kind of moments.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. barchetta

    Me too… Caught a couple of key words and it was too late. Shame there are no EG style rollovers supported.. :(

    Ah well… I’m wondering if I’ll ever finish the damn game – its been languishing in the box for weeks now.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Suikoden Fan

    @24 i know what thats like, i had RDR spoiled for me by firstplay and they didnt even spoiler warning

    #26 3 years ago
  27. triggerhappy

    Its partially my own fault, I got this on day one but ive got so much stuff going on in my personal life just now I just couldn’t give it the proper attention it needed so I back burnered it.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Espers

    BLU-RAY RULES …..Brendan McNamara is a liar !!! there’s something called install games on the hard disk option for PS3 and since one game case can handle 2 blu-rays, McNamara is either lazy or Lying about the size of the game !!

    @4 you’re the stupid.

    #28 3 years ago

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