My interviews a few weeks ago with Team Bondi head Brendan McNamara showed just how big an influence film and, in particular, the noir genre have had on the upcoming detective game. The connection gets even stronger with news that Rockstar’s next title will be an official selection at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
The technologically stunning release will get a special spotlight during the 11-day festival, with one of the game’s cases being played live in a theater on a filmscreen and a Q&A with Rockstar representatives moderated by Tribeca’s Geoff Gilmore. In a statement released by Rockstar today, Gilmore says, “What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking. It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.”
The preview of “L.A. Noire” happens on April 25th as part of the festival’s Tribeca Talks programming. For more info, visit tribecafilm.com