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L.A. Noire Team’s Next Game, Whore of the Orient, due in 2015

by Ron Duwell | November 16, 2012November 16, 2012 9:30 am PDT

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L.A. Noire was a massive undertaking. After seven years of development, Team Bondi and lead director Brendan McNamara finally had the technology catch up to their vision and were able to push the limits of what motion capture can do for facial animations. But now that their project has been completed, what is there left to do with all this incredible technology?

Make a new game, of course! Teaming up with Australian developing company KMM Interactive, co-founded by Mad Max director George Miller, McNamara and his remaining cohorts are now on the market looking to hire for their upcoming action adventure, Whore of the Orient. We say remaining cohorts because McNamara and Team Bondi had a massive falling out after L.A. Noire‘s release.

No doubt the title alone will cause quite a stir once it’s released on store shelves, but the game itself will follow in the vein of L.A. Noire using similar ideas and style. This time around, McNamara is aiming for the next-generation of consoles and the latest PC technology to bring his vision to the next level.

The game takes place in Shanghai in 1936, on the cusp of the Second Japanese-Sino War. Warner Bros. will publish this story of a western group of law enforcers attempting to keep the peace in what McNamara calls “one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century.”

Beyond that, nothing aside from this single screenshot is known about the game. Color me intrigued.

Team Bondi’s job offerings describe that development will take place from 2013-2015, leaving this upcoming game still a few years off. In the meantime, those unaware of the atmosphere of the time should just watch Temple of Doom again to get a feel for the disparity between rich and corrupt Chinese gangsters and the poor slums below. Actually, there are hundreds of better movies out there which capture the time better. I’m just watching it right now. What a ridiculous movie.

[via Joystiq]


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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