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L.A Noire is coming to PC, will Rockstar include full creditation?


Team Bondi's 4 million+ selling detective thriller game has been announced as coming to the PC this fall (that'd be Spring for us) by Rockstar Games. Since its May release, L.A Noire has shipped around 4 million units thus far. It took the honours as the fastest selling new game I.P in the UK, nabbing the #1 sales charts position for three consecutive weeks in that region, and holds an impressive 89 out of 100 average score on Metacritic for both PS3 and Xbox360.

The PC version was built by Rockstar Leeds and promises a variety of customisations and graphical enhancements. From the Rockstar announcement...

Developed by Rockstar Leeds and built to run on a wide range of PCs, L.A. Noire's robust feature customization includes keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality to both optimize and customize performance and user experience. Along with increased fidelity and improved graphical enhancements, the PC version will also feature 3D support for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion within a painstakingly detailed 1940s Los Angeles.

For the one hundred or so uncredited and disappointed ex-Team Bondi developers, this will mean the last hope to get full and proper accreditation from publisher, Rockstar Games, for their work on L.A Noire.

Recently, computer and video games cataloguing website, Mobygames, saw fit to include all the missing Team Bondi developers for the Mobygames L.A Noire credits page, using the information sourced from the L.A Noire credits website.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 24/06/11 - 1:35 PM Permalink

Hopefully Rockstar Leeds has done something to make the game's characters look less like anal-retentive Thunderbird puppets.

Not sure it's that important beyond the gesture to have the PC version include all the credits. I think from a devs career point-of-view, it's more important to have sites like Mobygames credit you properly. It's not like an employer is going to fire up a game, in some cases finish them, in order to check to see whether you're listed in the credits or not ;).

Still, would make for a good gesture on Rockstar's part even if perhaps it wasn't entirely their doing to leave all those folks out of the credits.


Submitted by NinthNinja on Mon, 27/06/11 - 11:04 PM Permalink

Mobygames can be a bit hit and miss. Under the games I've worked on (listed on that site), I'm listed in the credits of LA Noir but I've never worked on the project - my conclusion is there is another programmer with the same name... which confuses the matter. I could say I worked on it or the other me could say he did all the games I've worked on ;)

Submitted by RowanL (not verified) on Sun, 20/11/11 - 5:46 AM Permalink

The volunteer crew at MG aren't omniscient, and do their best to separate the CVs of different developers with the same name. That said, the only true authorities are the folks who did or didn't do the work, and have the privileged knowledge required to set the story straight. Why gripe about wrong information here when you could have easily submitted a correction there?