OXM UK: L.A. Noire on Xbox 360 covers a whopping three game discs, but according to Team Bondi writer and director Brendan McNamara, the count could have been "four or five or six".
cool, now bring news about gta5
Rockstar didn't make this game! It's a developer named Team Bondi Rockstar are just publishers who brand everything and take credit for it.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Who do you think financed this project? Team Blondi themselves? Rockstar has every right to put their logo on the game. Besides, every other publisher does it, why are you dissing Rockstar for it?
The link you just posted lists both Rocktstar and Bondi as developers...
Besides, Team Bondi's CEO himself stated that R* helped them during the development with people and advices. http://www.1up.com/previews...
but dan houser and sam houser involved in this game just like rdr, the brother who made all gta series
Team Bondi pwns rockstar then.
@ Pumbli Originally Sony financed the project when it was supposed to be a PS3 exclusive... that's how Agent came about.
Okay, so the lack of blu-ray held Team Bondi back. Semantics guy. Point remains: we lost material so a 360 version wouldn't be a six disc game.
It's says right in your link "Developer(s) Team Bondi AND Rockstar Games.
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lol see what happens when i say i love my wii XD lmao, people on here are really pathatic
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I think it wouldnt of been a problem depending on how if a game is linear and just keeps the person doing the objectives and it ends and dont allow you to free roam at the end then having 4-8 discs isnt a problem.
Agree just more of a inconvenience but nothing that bad. Lets just hope for 360 users GTA5 isn't like this but for this game not too bad
8 discs is a problem. Lost Oddessy was 4 and that was alot, I couldn`t imagine having 8.
Once you install the discs its no problem as the load times are faster. In Lost Odyssey you only had to chance discs every 20 to 25 hours, for this to be a problem you need to be the ruler of planet Lazy.
You can free roam at the end. Just quit your game, select cases from the main menu and select Streets of L.A. You're free to roam L.A looking for collectables as well as doing side missions.
@xPhearR3dx how big is the city compared to liberty city? are there parks with lots of trees? can you free roam while not doing missions?and how many buidings can you enter?can you talk to random pedestrians?
Apparently you only have to swap discs twice in the whole campaign...
Yes but that is after a MASSIVE install.
Right but installing ANY game on the 360 is entirely optional.
But with L.A. Noire the way they optimised it to fit on three discs means that unless installed it'll have awful loading times.
Really? I don't think I've heard of that anywhere unless you've already tried the game, right?
"For those who are looking for a smooth experience on the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire, installing the game’s data is the way to go. Installing all three discs will take up to 20GB of space as each of the discs are at 6.6GB. Following the successful data installation, players can notice that the game loads faster, lessen the in-game graphics pop-up and the screen tearing." http://www.justpushstart.co...
Yeah it loads faster but that doesn't say it was slow to begin with. I always install my games on my xbox because it reduces the duration to like 1-2 seconds.
That description fits almost every Xbox 360 game. Anytime you install a game to 360 it increases load times and the performance is better because you're running the game from your HDD instead of from the disc. Without installing L.A Noire the game still runs just fine. It's not like you NEED to install it or the experience will be crap or anything.
@TheStonedSheep The same applies to every 360 game. They run better, load faster when installed to the HDD. The game runs just fine from the disk, it's just better to install it to the HDD. Also better for your console too. The only exception to this was Halo 3 because when you installed Halo 3 it would slow down Multiplayer load times.
Massive install? Are you joking? The first disc took about 3 minutes to install. Massive indeed.
I've completed all the Patrol and Traffic cases and I'm on the first Vice case while still being on the first disc. Played for about 6 hours or so tonight. If the other 2 disc are as long as this one is so far, disc swapping will feel almost none existent. EDIT: @TheStonedSheep Wrong. You don't need to install anything to play L.A Noire on 360. Just pop the first disc in and play. You only install if you want to, it's not mandatory.
Tell me how non existent it is during the disc exchange.
So basically they are subtly confirming that the game was gimped?
And they'll recoup the the time 'wasted' on the cut content by selling it as DLC. Thank you microsoft.
Yeah, sadly, I think that might be true. I think they should have kept it 6 discs, so that no content was cut. Basically, it sounds like the game originally filled the entire bluray disc, which would equal around 5-6 DVD's. Then, it went multiplat, and they didn't want to have to pay the fees for the extra DVDs on the 360 version, so they cut content, which will later be given as dlc. It sucks.
"We're pretty pleased that we got it down to that in the end," he went on, attributing the feat to "miraculous compression". Can you people not read? Read the article before you go start posting dumb shit. They cut two cases out, do you really think two cases would span 3 discs? Hell no. Games, just like movies, cut content out of their games all the time. It's not new.
They cut two desks, not two cases. As in, the Vice or Homicide desks. That's a hell of a lot more than two cases.
They should just gimp the game on the 360, and keep the PS3 with the original vision, then charge less for the 360 one. MS didn't let Rage go onto even 3 disks like ID wanted; so this isn't the first time.
Thats unbelievable, that a Console manufacturer would have the right, to tell a Developer how many discs they may utilize for their game. Microsoft is holding the industry back.
I wonder if we'll see actual boxed standalone expansions for this game, a la Ballad of Gay Tony, The Lost & Damned, etc.
Lol that'll even be more Discs for 360 users i think it should stay digital Dlcs instead of disc dlcs.
That's a lot of discs!
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. 6 disc??? o_o
Oh wow...FFXIII all over again
Lots of sound and cut scenes will do that.
Thanks Xbox! Fuck more good games up! And i bet the sales are crap on Xbox because it doesn't have Call Of Duty in the title!
Actually I still think it will sell more on the 360, most multiplatform titles do.
C'mon now that just isn't true. It's one of those things that used to happen, but not so much anymore. And usually it's so close it's not worth mentioning. The only games that really sell more on 360 are shooters and if any game is gonna sell more on 360 it'll be in the US/UK, but nowhere else.
Anyone that has both consoles will without doubt get this game for the PS3. Unless they're just full on retarded.
How about playing the game first before complaining. So they took out some missions for DLC. If it's another Rockstar length game which is between 20-30 hours long then what's the issue?
So, it's okay for them to remove content that was originally gonna be FREE and make it paid dlc?? That's alright, huh? That's fine with you? You don't mind giving them money that originally you wouldn't have had to give them? The fact remains that had it remained exclusive, all the content would have remained intact, on the disc, and on ONE disc at that. Removing content to sell later as dlc is very bad for us gamers, plain and simple. Now, if they release it later and it's FREE dlc, then that's another story. That would be more understandable. (But I'd still rather have it ALL on the disc, on one disc as well.)
@ blumatt It wouldn't have been free. You would pay $60 for it.
Thank you Microsoft for chopping up another game! And before someone posts something retarded, remember that MS forces every developer that makes a game more than 2 discs to pay royalty fees for every extra disc... So thanks MS! :D
In reality, it's not Microsoft that "chopped up" this game. Remember, this game was originally a PS3 exclusive until the developers changed their mind and decided to go multi-platform. They knew that the project would be ambitious, they knew the game would span multiple DVD's, they knew they would have to pay royalty fees, yet they decided to make a version for both consoles anyway.
To be honest, it's not MS's fault because they released 360 in 2005, almost 6 years ago, a year before HD DVD and Blu-ray came out so it's not like they can do anything about it.
They released there next gen system early, killing the original xbox prematurely, which at the time was the most capable console on the market. Screwing over the consumer three fold by realeasing faulty hardware, with one of the greatest hardware failure rates in history (my launch 360 rrd after two weeks), and no next gen drive, or standard harddrive! Also double AA battery controller,.... C'mon
Even with HD-DVD fail, developers would still have 35 gigs to work with instead of 7 gigs if microsoft used HD-DVD for disc based games.
having multi disc , really can be a problem if ppl really see what the main problem would be : If 1 of the discs gets scratched badly then u cant do multiple play thrus lol.
Bluray discs can't be scratched easily, it most likely has to be intentional. Thats also another reason why i buy most of my games on the PS3 because after years of having them they're still gonna be like new :-)
@Lirky I'm sorry but your comment is a little stupid.. If 1 disk of a multidisk game gets scratched to the point its unplayable then yes you cannot play that part of the game anymore. But if the 1 disk for a single disk game gets scratched the entire game is now unplayable.... Just to clarify, im not saying multidisk games are better, as they are not, i'm just saying your comment is kinda pointless..
Before you claim that content was cut out. "We're pretty pleased that we got it down to that in the end," he went on, attributing the feat to "miraculous compression". I think thats proof enough on how they got it down to 3 disks. Now all you can argue is whether they did a good job compressing it or a bad one (like FF13 on the 360) PS: Now that i think about it. The reason why i believe that the game is so big is not because of the graphics but its the audio. I haven't played it myself but i read that theres a lot of voice work in it. @Valkyre The devs never claimed that they had to cut content out due to disk space so i believe you are wrong with that. If anything the PS3 version has better sound due to uncompressed audio. Anyways the only dev that i read about that had to cut things out of games because of the space that DVD9 has is Squareenix ( http://playstationlifestyle...
"Last week, McNamara revealed that "two full desks" or mission sets had been cut from L.A. Noire during development, and might be published separately as downloadable content." Someone didn't read the article...
Lol, nice one Also the majority if not all devs will say they are happy with what they got in the end. Why would they say otherwise?
"It took a lot of effort to get down to three discs - I think we were on four or five or six at one point - and to get it onto one Blu-ray [for the PS3 version]. "We're pretty pleased that we got it down to that in the end," he went on, attributing the feat to "miraculous compression its not miraculous if they straight up cut it. R* HAD 2 DESK READY FROM JUMP
But they didn't say they cut those levels out because of disk space. Maybe they just want to make more money on dlc. Just saying. When producing movies they sometime scrap scenes for a number of reasons too.. All I'm sayin is stop blameing Microsoft dammmit. :) so many haters here. I wana challange you all in the octagon.