L.A. Noire coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and the HTC Vive

Rockstar Games has announced overnight, seemingly out of nowhere, that its 2011 open world crime procedural L.A. Noire is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (!!) and the HTC Vive (!!!) this year.

The HTC Vive version of the game will be called L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files and will bring seven of the original game’s major cases rebuilt for play in VR.

Switch owners shouldn’t despair — you’ll be getting a version of the game with all of the DLC and Switch-specific tune-ups like Joy-Con mode which will support the gyro during investigations as well as brand new camera angles, HD rumble, and control via the touch screen.

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will bring the same software package of the base game and all DLC, but with a suite of technical upgrades for crisper visuals, better lighting and skyboxes, new camera angles during cinematics, high-res textures and a lot more. The game will run natively in 1080p on your regular PS4 and Xbox One consoles, and in 4K for those of you with a PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Made in 2011 by Australian developer Team Bondi (who sadly folded shortly after the game’s release, rest in peace) and published by Rockstar, L.A. Noire was the sleeper hit of the year, lauded for its advances in facial animations and approach to narrative. We couldn’t be more stoked to play it again.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.