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Rumor: SCEA Pulls L.A. Noire Funding

If you're wondering why you haven't heard much about L.A. Noire for a while, Surfer Girl offers a possible reason as to why: Sony may have pulled Team Bondi's funding for the game.

Set to be published by Rockstar and believed to be a PS3-exclusive (obviously, because Sony was funding the game), it seems Team Bondi may have missed one too many deadlines. And if this is true, and Sony really did yank the money, there's nothing stopping the game from arriving on other platforms. We knew SCEA was the one and only source of funding for L.A. Noire, and without them...well, just about anything can happen. It could result in a complete cancellation of the project, although we're hoping this doesn't happen. In fact, Surfer Girl did add to the rumor by adding more information on the promising title:

Because the game is supposed to take place in the 1940s in Los Angeles, the team is planning to include plenty of jazz music to reflect the reality of the time. Furthermore, they wish to fill L.A. with a wide variety of NPCs, and implement a unique gameplay mechanic that revolves around detective research. This could result in a very original game that'll turn a lot of heads, but if this rumor is true, they're gonna have to find a new source of funds. On top of which, PS3 exclusivity is also in question. We'll keep an eye on this to see what transpires.

Related Game(s): L.A. Noire

3/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (13 posts)

Deleted User []
Thursday, March 20, 2008 @ 10:01:16 PM
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It looks cool but seriously is this the best Rockstar could come up with?

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RoyBrown
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 3:03:37 AM

HAHA

What a load of BULLSHIT! I work for team bondi!

Surfer girl is amazing, it makes me laugh, WOW the game will have jazz, and NPC's WOW, just WOW shes sooo intelligent!

I thought we had made the same characters over and over again, and put techno in the game, just to give it a bit of a weird spin. where do people come up with this shit!

I can't wait for Brendan to read this.

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Zapix
Thursday, March 20, 2008 @ 10:58:17 PM
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lol, just wait till EA buys out Take2 and they get their hands on it. It'll probably be released by the end of June this year if EA gets their dirty sleezy greedy thieving hands on Take2, and rated E for everyone... lol

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, March 20, 2008 @ 11:12:24 PM
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I hope this isn't true. I was looking forward to this game. And I definitely dont wanna see it on the crapbox360. >_<

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 5:05:04 AM
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Alright here we go.

@RoyBrown: I hope you're right, I hope you really do work for Bondi, but no offense I don't necessarily believe you. That's the trouble with the web, It anonymizes you whether you want it to or not.

@OtisFeelgood: I HATE FANBOYS. What makes you think for a second that just because a game is on multiple platforms that you would suddenly enjoy the game less? The only way that argument make even a semblance a sense is if it all of a sudden became a 360 exclusive, which is unlikely unless MS drops a ton on bills for it (and that's not likely because the game is so different it is a major potential monetary risk). Just because it's a playstation site doesn't mean people care that you don't like XBOX, a news post isn't an appropriate place to tell people this.

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 12:52:07 PM

@SHADOW

Thats another problem with the web, PEOPLE ASSUME. I own a 360 in addition to a Wii and PS3 and I dislike the 360 for my own personal reasons, I'm not blindly hating on it like most fanboys. And obviously, you care about what I had to say since you replied to me.

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fatchad420
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 8:52:15 AM
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I'm sure EA would be happy to fund it.

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Mystearica
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 9:16:34 AM
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@Shadow Well the point is - if this game DELIVERS and it's PS3 exclusive that gives PS3 owners the edge to say "we got a great exclusive"

Either way, the game looks pretty! I am a sucker for "old" age and coloring (just looking at the colors makes me wanna grab the game)... If EA bought T2 I'm sure they'd fund it and release it on multi-platforms

And remember EA is never good news - they try to find any excuse to blame the PS3 for their lack of innovation and expertise.... so heck they may even downgrade the game if they get it (or not since it's already been worked on for the PS3)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 10:35:52 AM
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RoyBrown: If you are who you say you are, you should've e-mailed us directly to clarify. As is, we have difficulty believing your identity, so we're not about to update the story based on a random "I-am-who-I-say-I-am" claim.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 5:20:49 PM
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@Otis: Another problem with the internet. People say something with a particular intent, but ither fail to recognize or simply ignore the fact that 2 sentences of plain text is easily misinterpreted. Your first comment bleeds with unintelligence, if you don't want to get misinterpreted you should either reword your comments or more fully expain your position.

@mystearica: I agree one hundred percent, I'm not against exclusives, I just get really sick of people who take the position that just because a game goes multiplatform the game won't be as good.

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, March 21, 2008 @ 6:24:00 PM

Or you can stop making assumptions and ignore my comments like everyone else.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, March 22, 2008 @ 9:46:18 AM
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I would just like to see another IP by Rockstar, multiplatform or stay exclusive. Just make a new bloody game! This one sounded like great potential

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PaiNT_kinG
Monday, March 24, 2008 @ 12:50:04 AM
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haha,fanboys up there,rofl

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