It's been pretty well publicized that Rockstar Games has reportedly fallen out with L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi. However, given that both 2K Games and Team Bondi have expressed interest in a sequel, it certainly puts a follow-up to L.A. Noire, already a title so closely associated with Rockstar already, in an interesting position. Given L.A. Noire's massive success, a sequel is all but inevitable, but who actually MAKES the game is up in the air. It's not readily known who owns the rights to the franchise, so who takes the reigns of the sequel is anyone's guess.
Below, we list some possible directions the franchise can go in the future, with the most likely scenario at the top and decreasing likelihood as you go down. Note: this isn't another "What We Want in L.A. Noire 2" list, there are already enough of those. These are just possible ways how development of L.A. Noire 2 can proceed.