PC gamers have likely been reading and watching all of the L.A. Noire coverage and reaction with a subtle tinge of jealousy pinging in the back of their minds. Sure, the PC games they know and love rock out in terms of customizable control, community, graphics and the like; but games like L.A. Noire loom large and mysterious as console only titles.
Well, this gumshoe title is about to flatfoot its way onto the PC platform, sans epically cheesy wordplay. Rockstar and Team Bondi have made it official: L.A. Noire will be released for the PC this fall. The news came by way of carrier pigeon to our inbox. It included some choice quotes and details from the team.
We'll let it hit the high notes:
“L.A. Noire is a new type of game that makes players see through a detective’s eyes in 1940s Los Angeles,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “Its unique blend of story, action and crime solving will be perfect to play on PC.”
The PC version of L.A. Noire was developed by Rockstar Leeds. It will run on a wide range of PCs and feature customization, including keyboard remapping and gamepad functionality to both optimize and customize the performance and user experience. Along with increased fidelity and improved graphical enhancements, the PC version will feature 3D support for an even greater sense of interaction and immersion within a painstakingly detailed 1940s Los Angeles.
As much as console gamers have loved L.A. Noire, I honestly do agree with Sam Houser as he explains that it will be perfect for the PC. The PC crowd, by and large, often love games of all flavors. So a detective-based thriller that's light on gunplay and heavy on dialogue will likely play more favorable to the PC crowd than your average console junky… You know, the 13 year old Halo kid we've all grown to love.
If you own a PC and missed out on L.A. Noire for consoles, look forward to the fall.