It's one of those games that has dipped in and out of the media for quite a while, and at this point, it's in danger of snagging the dreaded "vaporware" label. But the latest update is significant, and apparently, L.A. Noire is very real…and very, very expensive.
According to IGN, CEO of Tantalus and president of the Game Developers Association of Australia, Tom Crago, provided some new information on the mysterious title. Currently in development with Australian studio Team Bondi and set to be published by Rockstar, L.A. Noire is a "massive" project. Crago said "it's got – I'd suggest – another year or so to go." Okay, that's a ways off – and not exactly surprising, given the lack of info in 2008 – but Crago went a step further: he said this game "could be the biggest budget video game in development anywhere in the world." Note that he didn't say the most expensive project ever ; he's talking about current projects. Oh, and he also dropped another mini-bomb that's gonna upset PlayStation 3 loyalists but was probably destined to happen: L.A. Noire is coming to both the PS3 and the Xbox 360. C'mon, you know very well the day of the third-party exclusive is long gone; you should've been able to predict this turn of events.
Of course, we still need official confirmation on this from the developer or publisher, but we figure Crago knows what he's talking about. If not, we'll be sure to let you know. In the meantime, is it too early to start hyping L.A. Noire …?
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