L.A. Noire: Game Informer's Original Cover Story Now Online

Posted on November 15 2010, 12:39pm | Author: R* S | Filed Under: Games

(Left: Game Informer's original L.A. Noire cover story from February; Right: Among the article's content, the sophisticated capture studio used to create the game's stunning facial animations.)

Earlier this year, Game Informer took an exclusive look at L.A. Noire with a massive cover story revealing lots of first details of the game.  With the launch of the game's first proper trailer, they've now published the original article in full at GameInformer.com - so if you missed it on shelves back in February, you can head on over and read it in its entirely now. 

While the game has moved on in leaps and bounds since then (look for lots of new information soon - including a whole new round of previews happening later this week), the story discusses the ambitions for the game, and gives insight to the revolutionary performance capture technology behind L.A. Noire's stunningly lifelike faces - that go beyond traditional motion capture to recreate an actor's true performances as you play throughout the entire game - without CGI, during gameplay, and not restricted to cutscenes.

"L.A. Noire represents a total break with conventional game development and animation.  Instead of recording dialogue, animating, and performing motion capture as separate steps of the process, Team Bondi (using technology developed by its sister company Depth Analysis) is capturing human performances just as a filmmaker would – except instead of generating movie footage, they come away with fully animated 3D models. It's a tremendously advanced process." - Game Informer

Read the full story at http://gameinformer.com/games/la_noire/b/xbox360/archive/2010/11/11/l-a-noire-preview.aspx.

Also check out Edge Magazine in the UK’s original cover story, recently posted online here: http://www.next-gen.biz/features/open-world-confidential-la-noire.

  • R* Yon May 9 2011, 2:27pmReplyFlag
    @rk8000 Yep, the sign says Hollywoodland though to be historically accurate to the era.

    @jacksojl04 Head over here to get an answer to that question, and a few others:

    Thanks all, and for the latest on L.A. Noire visit the official site:
    • jacksojl04on February 1 2011, 4:05pmReplyFlag
      hope it has online
      • jacksojl04on February 1 2011, 4:04pmReplyFlag
        i hope its not boring solving misteries all way trough hope its full of action sarta like gta and red dead
        • jacksojl04on February 1 2011, 4:02pmReplyFlag
          really cant wait they hav been working on it for 5 years and with all that technology shud be gud
          • Reebokanonymouson December 3 2010, 2:50amReplyFlag
            @Deygus They've actually not said a single thing about the future of Grand Theft Auto. It's obvious they won't hold off too much longer (as in it should be out in the next two years), but nothing was said at E3.
            • LoadedGunXDon November 25 2010, 8:13pmReplyFlag
              i thnk this is going to be an epic game seeing as how they've spent 5 years on it so i think ther gonna bean awsome mix of gta 4 and red dead redemption so kep up thegreat work R*.... and bwt no one gives a f**k about another max payne video game, you should just sell it to another company
              • Deyguson November 23 2010, 8:05amReplyFlag
                Actually, there is a GTAV on the way but it'll prolly be at least another 2 years until we see that but it was confirmed at E3 this year in 2010 for those whom didn't know. In the meantime, they have readied this game for play. GTA lover's eat your hearts out!
                • dicekiddon November 21 2010, 11:38amReplyFlag
                  Looks like theres no GTA in 2011
                  R* your loosing your fans
                  • 231542on November 19 2010, 11:46pmReplyFlag
                    You guys should put the undead ---htmare soundtrack on a vinyl picture disc with a bad ass zombie on it!!
                    • Reebokanonymouson November 17 2010, 2:53pmReplyFlag
                      @Rockstar So is it safe to assume that this is the game CVG was talking about when they said the next GTA would be set in Hollywood?
                      • kanga2433on November 17 2010, 9:12amReplyFlag
                        I do hope this is coming to PC as well at some time. It was nearly a year for GTA IV but worth the wait.
                        So, please Rockstar, let us have this on PC too...
                        • davve123on November 16 2010, 6:19pmReplyFlag
                          They really have to announce next GTA very soon becuse im start losing hope for GTA series soon becuse its been 3 years since IV we really need another GTA tho i really hope its Vice City
                          • E-tek9on November 16 2010, 6:09pmReplyFlag
                            so are we going to see more of the game next week are this week
                            • Shotudown2255on November 16 2010, 5:52pmReplyFlag

                              I think that would make everyones day. Especially if the next Gta is in Vice City or San Andreas! The holiday season just isn't as great without Gta.

                              @ R*

                              Cmon R* it's been more than 2 years since a new Gta ( Chinatown wars and expansion packs don't count) we need to go back to another city like Vice City or San Andreas. We've all seen what Liberty City can do now it's Vice City or San Andreas's turn.
                              • rk8000on November 16 2010, 5:27pmReplyFlag
                                R*, What would REALLY make my day is if you announced GTA 5! Plz plz plz plz!
                                • bwa1985on November 16 2010, 4:53pmReplyFlag
                                  Sounds great cant wait.
                                  • rk8000on November 16 2010, 3:06pmReplyFlag
                                    R*, will we be able to see the Hollywood sign???
                                    • rk8000on November 16 2010, 2:47pmReplyFlag

                                      I agree! Split screen would be great so you could always play with a friend! :)
                                      • 6135923on November 16 2010, 1:03pmReplyFlag
                                        @Rockstar Thank you.
                                        • R* Yon November 16 2010, 12:10pmReplyFlag
                                          @Studios5107 We'll be announcing that sometime over the next few weeks, stay tuned.
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