L.A. Noire, a popular crime thriller to be published by Rockstar, was first revealed way back in 2005. However, it is nearing 2011, and Take-Two Interactive has finally made a statement regarding the release date in their latest financial report.
Evan Wilson, an analyst with Pacific Crest Securities, said that chats with retailers revealed that the game will not be shipping any time soon. Take-Two Interactive publicly delayed L.A. Noire to the first half of 2011.
A reason was not given for the delay. A press release for Take Two’s earnings stated that the release of LA Noire was only expected during the first half of calendar 2011. It has been slated to come out before Halloween. This game has been in development for quite a while, and hones a complex detective story set in the 1940s. The game is being developed by Team Bondi in Australia and being overseen by Brendan McNamara, creator of The Getaway. Rockstar Games is supporting the development by providing tools and other services.
Gamers should not be disappointed in regards to the news. A delay means that more polish is being given to the game prior to the release. A game is better released late and properly than early and bug-ridden.
For a game that has gone through so much time and money, LA Noire better turn out to be one of the best games that Rockstar has pushed for, ever. Keep an eye out for L.A. Noire, slated for an early 2011 release.