Brendan McNamara's reputation hasn't done too well in recent months. This was the former head of Team Bondi, the studio responsible for Rockstar's L.A. Noire. After their crime-solving game released this past spring, news starting coming out about McNamara as a studio leader. Several employees accused him of poor management practices, running the team into the ground and being a general ass.
It was all hearsay, of course, and McNamara went on to refute a lot of the claims. Unfortunately, Team Bondi as a group continued down the path of problems as they went bankrupt and were forced to close down. A bulk of the studio's talent, including McNamara himself, wound up moving on to Kennedy Miller Mitchell (a film and effects company in Australia) and began work on other projects.
Now, news has come out that KMM has actually picked up McNamara's next project and will officially begin working on the game. We don't know much about the title, except for its name and a brief pitch of its premise by McNamara himself.
The game is currently titled Whore of the Orient.
McNamara spoke with Eurogamer earlier this month about some brief details for this next project. In the interview, McNamara explained that the game will use the same Motion Capturing tech responsible for the beautiful facial animations in L.A. Noire. It will be a console title. He also gave us the quote you see at the top of this story concerning the premise of the title… here it is again:
It's pretty interesting. It's one of the great untold stories of the twentieth century. So I think it'll be good.
As more concerning Whore of the Orient comes, we'll be on it.