Leave it to Rockstar Games to be the pioneering force that further closes the gap between gaming and cinema. Rockstar and Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire has been honored as an official selection for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. This marks the first time ever that a video game has received this distinct recognition.
“We’re thrilled that L.A. Noire is being recognized by the Tribeca Film Festival in this way,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “It’s a real honor, and another step forward for interactive entertainment.”
In light of this honor, Rockstar Games will be presenting an exclusive preview of L.A. Noire as part of the Tribeca Talk series, taking place on April 25, 2011. This entails a live screening of a case from L.A. Noire, as well as a Q&A that explores the merging of filmmaking and interactive entertainment. This Q&A will be moderated by Tribeca Enterprises’ Chief Creative Office Geoff Gilmore, and will cover “the making of L.A. Noire, the technology behind it, and the story and action in this medium.”
“What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking,” added Gilmore. “It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.”
So congratulations are in order for Rockstar and Team Bondi. Thanks guys for helping bring further respect to our still blossoming industry.