When Team Bondi's L.A Noire was released in May 2011, its sales numbers was closely followed and inevitably compared with Rockstar's previous title, Red Dead Redemption. According to NPD data, LA. Noire sold around 900,000 copies in the U.S, or roughly 40% of RDR's sales figures, for its first months of sales.
In a feature at the Financial Review, Mad Max and Happy Feet director, George Mlller, says that if the 40% tax rebate for games is given the green light in Australia, he can start the production of two big games here right away. He lists one of the titles as the long rumoured game adaptation of the new Mad Max film which was originally planned for development in Sweden until Miller saw what Team Bondi was capable of with L.A Noire.
Although what's left of Team Bondi has been absorbed into KMM Games in Sydney, former Team Bondi boss and the very outspoken, Brendan McNamara, is working on the next big budget console title. McNamara was in London for the 2011 Bradford Animation Festival for a talk titled "Bringing Humanity To Games" where he discussed the facial technology behind Team Bondi's L.A Noire.
Andrew McMillen took part last weekend in Brisbane for the Emerging Writers Festival in a panel titled “Writing online – How different is writing for an online audience, how can you do it creatively, and what are the challenges and opportunities for writers working in this field?”.
Documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on August 30 revealed that external administrators were appointed for Team Bondi, and now a month later, a new document has shown up on the ASIC website indicating that the Sydney based games developer is going through the final stages of closing up.
Team Bondi's reported liquidation and assets sell-off is coming to pass. Smartcompany.com.au has noticed documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on August 30 that joint administrators, Riad Tayeh and David Solomons of de Vries Tayeh, were appointed for the Sydney games development studio with a creditor's meeting taking place tomorrow.