Some sad news from the other side of the world. Team Bondi, the minds behind the Rockstar published L.A. Noire, are in trouble. They’ve been selling their assets to Kennedy Miller Mitchell.
KMM is the animation and production company that is currently working on Happy Feet 2 and Mad Max movie tie ins. Those assets being sold include game IP but that does not include L.A. Noire, as Rockstar owns the rights to that particular title.
The Australian studio is a kind of one stop creative shop with filmakers, directors and animators all playing roles. Cory Barlog, director of God of War II is there, alongside George Miller the filmaker behind Mad Max, Lorenzo’s Oil and Happy Feet.
A source of Develop’s has told that outlet that Team Bondi are offering their existing staff a choice of severence pay or a position within KMM’s ranks. It is unclear what this means for Team Bondi’s future but there has been plenty of speculation surrounding a possible bankruptcy.