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L.A. Noire Behind The Scenes: Team Bondi Goes All Out

If you weren't aware, Team Bondi have put a ridiculous amount of effort into creating one of this generation's most anticipated games.

We know L.A. Noire will feature an excellent, in-depth storyline, crimes ripped right from the headlines in the 1940s, and that impressive MotionScan technology, which will allow us to read human emotions. But that's only the tip of the iceberg. Rockstar has put up several features outlining the Locations & Set Design and the Costume & Wardrobe. Team Bondi traveled all over L.A. to tour various historical locations, "collecting countless reference photos," and that included photographing "every square inch" of a hotel. As for the costumes and wardrobe, artist Simon Wood said "it was such a glamorous period for clothes," and they went and hired film and TV costume designer Wendy Cork to assist. Added Wood:

"It was a cast of bloody hundreds! The costume needs just kept growing and growing as the cases grew more elaborate and interwoven, but it really makes all the difference having all these different characters in the game world."

It's really amazing. You should read up on all the details; this developer may have taken some time in developing the game, but it appears they needed every last available second. L.A. Noire should be one of the most engrossing, authentic interactive dramas of the generation, and we can't wait to give it a try.

Oh, and Wood says what I've always said- "Sexy men and women in hats." Well, not so much for men, but women should start wearing beautiful hats again. Seriously.

Related Game(s): L.A. Noire

Tags: l.a. noire, la noire, rockstar, team bondi

2/2/2011 9:14:33 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

PasteNuggs
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:28:11 PM
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I can't wait for this. It seem they are really shooting for the stars and I hope it pays off big for them.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 9:40:26 PM
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Heh, just today I got a nice conversation opener from a young beauty concerning my fedora. Hats are the sh*t.

And this game is gonna be the sh*t. I love this period and it sounds like the long wait for this game will be worth it. It's all in the details with noir.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 6:27:56 AM

Thumbed down for wearing a fedora? What's that about, fedora's rule!

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kraygen
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:31:32 PM
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I would like to be excited about this game, but I'm worried about the facial mechanic, in that you're supposed to tell by their facial expressions if they're telling the truth, but I'm afraid it will just be some cheap gimmick, I haven't seen any gameplay of what they are talking about and so I'm hesitant to believe it will be awesome.

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 10:40:13 PM

I agree. There is little doubt that this game is going to do well in terms of story and presentation. But what about the gameplay? This particular detail appears to remain elusive.

I think it's already been verified that the game is not going to be open world. So those expecting a GTA-like experience are likely to be disappointed. So just what is it then? That would seem to be the big question here.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 12:58:24 AM

I doubt with all the work that has been put into this that they will settle on a cheap gimmick.

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kraygen
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 6:27:23 AM

I'm just worried, I've seen other games talk up certain aspects of the game simply to have them turn out as very easy little multiple choice game.

I'm just worried about it, I will be waiting for the review because some people are good liars, some people are terrible at it, how does that come into effect. How often are we going to be interrogating people, are they all going to work the same, or will some people lie well and others suck? I just don't understand how they are going to go about it.

Who knows it could be like a Heavy Rain style breakthrough in new gameplay. I'm just saying we don't know yet and I'm hesitant to jump on board until I see something of it.

If they are so proud, how bout a little gameplay footage of said thing, just a little, that's all I'm asking.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 9:46:43 AM

I agree we do need some gameplay footage for sure this close to release for anybody on the fence. Maybe they are too focused on showing off the new tech.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 11:01:40 PM
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Hey, it's Rockstar we talk about here. Of course there will be gameplay aplenty.

Oh man what a PS-year we've entered!

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 11:05:56 PM

Actually, it's Team Bondi we're talking about here. I wonder how much influence in the development process Rockstar has had here?

And of course there will be gameplay. The question is what kind of gameplay.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 1:11:16 AM

I bet Rockstar supplied the engine and the crazy resources and let Bondi go nuts, checking in on them from time to time to make sure it had that Rockstar polish over it.

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___________
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 @ 11:56:50 PM
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soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cant wait for this!
may 20, the day of reckoning, the day we see if sony was freaking insane for dropping the license to this!
id say yes, theres allot of potential in this game, and its got allot of potential sequels in it too.
2K are sitting atop a gold mine!!!!!

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Oxvial
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 10:47:34 AM

I don't think Sony did wrong, Team Bondi was doing a total mess with this game, but R* saw potential on it.

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Alienange
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 3:44:34 PM
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In the day and age where so many devs flap their mouth for the sole purpose of being braggarts, it is very refreshing to read expressions of excitement about the actual work they're doing. I get the sense that these guys are working on a true passion of theirs.

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Lairfan
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 6:38:32 PM
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The MotionScan tech is impressive, but it would look so much more realistic if the characters' faces had actual textures in them, instead of being completely smooth. Yeah I know, its a multiplat, but still. In the end, though, it doesn't change the fact that its some pretty impressive stuff.

Can't wait to see some actual gameplay footage, cause that would seal a purchase for me right now. Guess they're too busy showing off the tech though, which is understandable given how new it is. Let's just hope they don't focus on that too much.

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matt99
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 6:54:15 PM
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I don't doubt Rockstar's eye for a good game, but having said that, we need gameplay footage. There have been many games that looked promising and then fallen flat with the gameplay, after all it is a videoGAME.

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cadpig
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 12:19:13 PM
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I can't wait to play this one.:)

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