We told you last week that L.A. Noire had a sizable amount of content cut from the game due to size restrictions. What we didn’t tell you was exactly how much was cut, because at the time we didn’t know. We’re still not entirely certain but thanks to an interview Team Bondi founder, Brendan McNamara, did with 1UP, we now have a better idea.
According to Brenden, the amount of content cut is very large.
“…we’ve got two full desks — burglary and bunko (aka ‘fraud’) — that never made it into the game, so we’ve been thinking about those and whether we’ll do them. We’re actually working on a new project idea now, so we’re kicking that around as well.”
Interesting stuff. If memory serves, “desks” refer to the divisions of the LAPD you’re working within at a given time, and according to a trailer Rockstar released a while back, there are only a handful of them in the complete game to begin with . I’m just guesstimating but it seems like there’s the potential for very large expansions here. Maybe even more than we got with GTA IV.
Finally, his last bit about “a new project idea” is also intriguing. When I think of a new project, I think of an entirely new game, but the interview was published during an L.A. Noire preview so maybe there’s even more up their sleeve than we can imagine. Time will tell.