The neo-noir detective action-adventure video game L.A Noire by Rockstar Games is coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and HTC Vive Rockstar said today. This re-master version will be out on November 14.
The Switch version comes with all sorts of gimmicks, like a “JoyCon mode” and touch screen controls, while the PS4 and Xbox One version come with fancy new graphics. However, the HTC Vive version will feature only seven of the game’s cases, while the three console ports will include the entire game.
Here’s the complete breakdown of which hardware is getting what upgrades/features:
The Nintendo Switch Version – Is getting the full game plus all DLC and new, Joy-Con based gesture controls for certain segments. It will use the game’s HD rumble and touchscreen as well.
The Xbox One/PS4 Versions – Will have all the DLC plus some graphical improvements over the original.
The Xbox One X/PS4 Pro Versions – Will have 4K resolution “capturing the grit and grime of the City of Angels like never before.” (rolls eyes). Not clear on if that’s native, but I would assume so, given that this game is from 2011.
The HTC Vive – Is getting L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files, which are seven specific cases from the original game, remade for VR.
I am curious to see how some of these missions would play in VR, probably they’re almost entirely conversation-based. This also represents Rockstar’s debut in the world of virtual reality.
L.A. Noire is set in Los Angeles in 1947 and challenges the player, controlling a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer, to solve a range of cases across five divisions. Players must investigate crime scenes for clues, follow up leads, and interrogate suspects, and the player’s success at these activities will impact how much of each case’s story is revealed.