Rockstar Games is on the brink of releasing their first VR experience with LA Noire: The VR Case Files. The game was initially set to release in this month in November but has been pushed back until December to make sure they provide users with the best experience possible. Rockstar Games has confirmed with VR AND FUN that this statement is true. “That’s correct, as confirmed in the Take-Two Q2 2018 Earnings Release,” said the spokesperson at Rockstar Games.
Announced that new versions of the blockbuster detective thriller, L.A. Noire, are scheduled to release on November 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. These new versions include the original L.A. Noire game plus all of its additional downloadable content, with specific enhancements tailored to the unique capabilities of each platform. Following these in December, 2017, comes LA Noire: The VR Case Files, featuring seven select cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience on the HTC VIVE™ system.
LA Noire: The VR Case Files will feature seven select cases from the original game rebuilt specifically for a virtual reality experience on the HTC Vive. Rockstar Games will also be releasing new versions of LA Noire for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
For those unfamiliar with the title, LA Noire takes place in the seedy and violent underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles as decorated veteran and newly minted detective, Cole Phelps investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes.
Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war L.A. The game was an Official Selection of the Tribeca Film Festival for its cinematic approach to gameplay and narrative back when it was originally released on the console platform.
“We’re excited to bring LA Noire’s unique mix of real detective work, classic Hollywood atmosphere and thrilling action to these new platforms,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Now with a choice of spectacular virtual reality, stunning 4K, or the freedom of portable play, these enhanced versions are a perfect opportunity for players to experience this richly detailed world in a whole new way.”
So far, Rockstar Games has only announced the release of LA Noire for the HTC Vive. There are no further announcements for the Oculus Rift or any other VR platforms.