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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karneli lll
karneli lll
12 years ago

360 version = Dumbed down ps3 game,it never fails. final fantasy n god of war will be out by then so no worries

Aftab
Aftab
12 years ago

Yeah, I agree. I count on first-party development. They focus on how they can get the most out of the ps3, instead of what can run on both machines with minimum effort. So if something nice comes out of the 3rd party shops, I'll be delighted. But if it doesn't, then my hopes haven't been dashed. That being said, I have been pleased by the likes of gta and dmc.


Last edited by Aftab on 9/19/2008 10:14:06 PM

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
12 years ago

With Xbox 360 version = shorter PS3 version.

AceTatsujin
AceTatsujin
12 years ago

and CEO in Japan (forgot his name) said that they created a place for developers who give exclusive ps3 games to them, from first party to third party, and encourged them to meet with each other and talk to each other about the ps3 and what it can do and give hints and tips. and now you see all those freaking awesome games from first and third party going on the ps3 hardware like nuts, … i'm done with 360 ports to ps3, and honestly i don't know much about this game so i may not get it. i'm wasting too much money on other games anyways.

RoyBrown
RoyBrown
12 years ago

Ummm.

This news is over a year old.

Period.

This is happening quite a bit lately with gaming media, what the hell is going on.

Let me guess, next your gonna tell me Uncharted only uses 30% of the PS3's power.

This topic is a FAIL!

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
12 years ago

What are you talking about? The last news on this game was about how Sony pulled its funding and how it was probably dead.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

Sad
Was going to give this a chance.

But now it's more of a "maybe."
To me it just sounds like a GTA hybrid so being ps3 exclusive I would've given it a chance.

Might still give it a chance but with many other games which appeal MORE to me in terms of genres I might not have time for this one.

Advent Child
Advent Child
12 years ago

Why are you people being so critical, he said its over a year off? every game we know of will be out by then?

Aftab
Aftab
12 years ago

Rockstar puts out some of the best games of the industry. And if something must be ported, it get's compromised. And we end up missing out a bit. That's all… No one is saying they want to trade their ps3's in.

Bardock617
Bardock617
12 years ago

if its not PS3 only anymore than rockstar will owe Sony big time on this

Cuetes
Cuetes
12 years ago

I think its GTA4 all over again. Big game with nothing to do. Thanks to the 360 and their almost laughable disc space, we are destined to have pigeons to shoot at, and virtual friends to babysit. Don't get me wrong the 360 can hold its own, but unless the disc get bigger, we dont have much to look foward to when it comes to multiplatform games.

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
12 years ago

Don't you want to go bowling with Brucie?

orangpelupa
orangpelupa
12 years ago

@karneli lll
why should the 360 version = Dumbed down ps3 game ???

O_o

360 and PS3 have its own power and weakness. in overall, both system is on par.

Aftab
Aftab
12 years ago

PS3s only weakness is in it's graphics card compared to the 360: it utilized a split RAM instead of a shared one. However it strengths are many: it has over twice the number of 3.2ghz processors. It's media source is bluray, which is a much greater capacity than 360's dvd. And for whatever read-speed it loses, it makes up for the fact of it's harddrive which is standard and can be written and read to instead. Consquentially, if i a game is ported from a 360, it is based off a design that does not take advantage of the ps3 architecture, and therefore, becomes "dumbed down".


Last edited by Aftab on 9/20/2008 5:25:00 PM

Tim Speed24
Tim Speed24
12 years ago

Xbox 360 games has to fit on a DVD format max 9Gb, PS3 games can be made to hold 50Gb Blu-ray…do the math.
They can't make as big or detailed PS3 game if there are these restrictions to have the same game on both systems..

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
12 years ago

The PS3 is known to be superior.

I sold GTA4 once i completed the story, there was just no appeal. once you got to the 2nd island, you see how repetative it is.

Aftab
Aftab
12 years ago

Wasn't rockstar suppose to release more episodes or downloadable content (on both, but with some exclusive content for the 360). I also heard the deal with Sony was that they would get the sequel as an exclusive.

www
www
12 years ago

Multiplatform is okay,but i feel 360 is gonna pull things back due to dvd.

Bugzbunny109
Bugzbunny109
12 years ago

Anybody ever wonder why GTA4 is more played and more liked on the 360 compared to the ps3?

www
www
12 years ago

Nope! tell me?

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
12 years ago

And you know this how?

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
12 years ago

I have a friend that says he has a difficult time finding rooms with more than a couple people in them on the 360. I have the PS3 version and I have a hard time finding rooms with less than 10 or so. How did you come to this conclusion?

Common Cence
Common Cence
12 years ago

I don't really mind the whole old school idea…

I'm just not feeling it, I'd rather hear some news on either Rockstar PS3 exclusive game or Level 5's "shocking announcements". This might be a great game don't get me wrong I just can't get in tune with the idea.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

I'm skipping this one. Sounds like GoW3 and FF13 will be out before this one. You think GTA4 is repetitive? I'm playing Assassin's Creed and that game is repetitive. But I'm having more fun with it than I am with GTA4 … is that weird?

Draguss
Draguss
12 years ago

Never heard of it. Wikipedia, here I come.

NiteKrawler
NiteKrawler
12 years ago

You've never heard of Assassin's Creed? Holy crap lol. That game was huge when it came out.

Alienange
Alienange
12 years ago

I could be wrong, but I think he's talking about L.A. Noire… no?

King James
King James
12 years ago

Oh yeah, I remember this game. Didn't they show a video of it at the 2006 E3? It's suppose to be some kinda mix between GTA and Fable with a time setting of Godfather, right? Some kinda of detective game.

These multi-platform games may be good for the publishers/developers but when it comes to these next-gen systems, I feel like PS3 users get the shaft. They usually develop the game on 360 and port it to the PS3. Then u hear how the 360 version of the game is better the PS3. And then I gotta hear the fanboys brag. (Thanx Ubisoft and any EA sports game, lol)

If Rockstar makes this game on the PS3 1st or simultaneously with the 360 version, I think this came still be a great game. I mean, y make one version and then port to the other? If I directed one of these multi-platform games, I would use that huge budget to make my game to fit the PS3 and to fit the 360. If that means, I need to hire PS3 guys and 360 guys to make my game great on BOTH consoles….so be it.

I would love to hear some producer/director telling the press, "The 360 version is about 9GB in size. The PS3 version is about 17GB. We used the Blu-Ray Disc space." Until that happens, I'll just have to look at 1st party developers to push my PS3.