In a surprise announcement, Rockstar has revealed that its detective adventure LA Noire is coming to four new platforms — including virtual reality.
According to Rockstar, the new PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game will “deliver the complete original game and all additional downloadable content with a range of technical enhancements for greater visual fidelity and authenticity,” including 4K support for the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. On the Nintendo Switch, meanwhile, the game will introduce both motion and touch controls to the main game. Hopefully it’s a sign that other Rockstar titles like Grand Theft Auto V could eventually make their way to Nintendo’s portable console as well. All three versions will be available on November 14th.
Perhaps most exciting, though, is a VR spinoff that represents Rockstar’s debut in the realm of virtual reality. Called LA Noire: The VR Case Files, the new game will feature seven self-contained cases from the original game redesigned for VR. The spinoff will be available on the HTC Vive, though it’s not clear when the VR version will launch.
The original LA Noire was first released in 2011 on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, and was notable both for its distinct film noir aesthetic, and its impressive facial capture technology.
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