Watch the New L.A. Noire Video “The Technology Behind Performance”

Posted on December 16 2010, 4:06pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

L.A. Noire is a dark and violent detective thriller set against the backdrop of Los Angeles in the post-war years of the late 1940's, where you'll take the reins of newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he solves gruesome and mind-bending cases, interrogates suspects, and rises through the ranks of the LAPD.

Today's video "The Technology Behind Performance" showcases how L.A. Noire will utilize the brand new MotionScan technology, which provides an unprecedented level of realism, detail, and emotion never seen before in a videogame, bringing characters to life in a totally new way.

Watch the video above, or check it out at, along with a collection of all the recently-released screenshots in high definition.

  • TheLoneSaboteuron October 15 2012, 9:13pmReplyFlag
    Some funny momentsin this new video showing outtakes from the MotionScan performances:

    L.A. Noire "Blooper Reel"
    • R* Yon May 9 2011, 2:38pmReplyFlag
      @tomahawkNrifle Head over here to get an answer to that question, and a few others:

      Thanks all, the game releases next week, and for the latest on L.A. Noire visit the official site:
      • Valorous_Mortalon January 25 2011, 1:23pmReplyFlag
        R* makes some of the best games that I've ever played. Wish they could make a Call of Duty game to make it better. R* will go down in history as one of the best!
        • ella-N216on January 24 2011, 6:59amReplyFlag
          finally R* you'll make good guy(a cop)and not gangbanger i bored fighting with police but please so much put and multiplayer
          • Sgt_Pepper909on January 17 2011, 8:18pmReplyFlag
            Looks amazing. The lie detection ability looks great. This game is starting to look like definite preorder for me.Love the period, love the realism, and I love R*
            • colephelpson January 12 2011, 7:29amReplyFlag
              @batik89,i don`t yet know that can we take of the hats,but i am 70% sure that we can take of hats cause while fighting sometimes hats could come-off so it may be possible to take of the hats.:D
              • No50undFXon January 10 2011, 4:13pmReplyFlag
                Looks like an awesome game, can't wait!!
                • AngryWeseson January 10 2011, 11:06amReplyFlag
                  Love the new tech, R*. You guys never fail to impress.
                  • tomahawkNrifleon January 9 2011, 9:21pmReplyFlag
                    Will there be multiplayer?
                    • MartinStaticon January 4 2011, 7:21pmReplyFlag
                      Amazing amazing amazing stuff.
                      I can't even think of the work that went to getting this tech down so flawlessly.
                      Kudos, R*.
                      - Martin
                      • PICKLEONASTICKon December 30 2010, 10:20amReplyFlag
                        looks amazing. if this tech is used for gta then wow. we could be in for one intense violent and griping games ever made. if you can relate to the people being real then its going to suck you right into their world.
                        • batik89on December 22 2010, 9:59amReplyFlag
                          Just curious, can we swap and remove Phelps' hat? I'd prefer if he's not wearing any hats, his (Aaron Staton) hair already awesome. Please give us ability whether to use hats or not. Thanks.
                          • gta_endriton December 21 2010, 11:17amReplyFlag
                            BEST GAME EVER
                            and i can wait to play (to buy xD)
                            but plaese ROCKSTARGAMES give us some new information about max payne 3,please
                            • batik89on December 20 2010, 2:41amReplyFlag
                              I wish we can arrest the bad guy and put them in handcuffs, just like Red Dead's hogtie.
                              • Thisis50on December 19 2010, 10:01amReplyFlag
                                where is the fuking next gta
                                • periKilleron December 18 2010, 3:14pmReplyFlag
                                  Its so amazing this tech make this game so realistic can't wait for april :D
                                  • duk_leonon December 18 2010, 10:16amReplyFlag
                                    @Darkbogdanel Yes, indeed that is the truth. However, many people do not own a PC that is capable of gaming (medium game settings), they own casual PC instead. Console in this generation is ONLY "POWERFUL" with the wide selections of game catalog.Technology wise, PC is still the leader. PC Gaming is A LITTLE expensive when compared to Console Gaming .But, many people who enjoys the latest technology will still buy the PC instead of the console while the others will just get the console as for them, PC is complicated.
                                    • Kmeto_SVKon December 18 2010, 7:39amReplyFlag
                                      This is so awesome! Amazing job Rockstar! :)))
                                      • Tommy_Spaghettion December 18 2010, 5:06amReplyFlag
                                        I can't stop watching this. It's groundbreaking.
                                        • THEREALMANICon December 17 2010, 10:16pmReplyFlag
                                          thATS NEXT GEN s**t MAN ITS crazy R*_ Rockstar manic
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