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Is LA Noire struggling to fit onto a DVD, could it head back to being a PS3 exclusive?

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Is LA Noire struggling to fit onto a DVD?

Could it head back to being a PS3 exclusive?

These are the two questions being thrown around this morning thanks to a rumour that the developers behind LA Noire, Team Bondi, are about to mutiny over the size limits they are being ordered to stick to that ensure the game will work on the Xbox 360.

Apparently the team are using a new type of Motion Capture which is causing endless troubles when they try and compress the video down which has the developers pining for the days when it was a PS3 exclusive.

If the rumours are to be believed the issue has gotten so bad that Rockstar has sent an executive over to sit in the developers offices to ensure the quality and size limitations are met.

While I can believe all of that I can also see Rockstar giving them very little sympathy over any complaints on this one, LA Noire has been in development for a long time and for most of that time it was a PS3 exclusive. They had their chance to get it out on time and under budget and blew it.

Now they need to make sacrifices and get it working for mass market appeal, as far as I recall LA Noire is also coming to the PC which will have the same DVD size limitations.

LA Noire is looking awesome but at the same time is also rumoured to be in serious trouble, I feel there is more to this story than we are being told.

Source: GoFanboy

Last Updated: March 10, 2010


  1. AlKi

    March 10, 2010 at 11:40

    i just love this site!!! :cwy:


  2. Milesh Bhana ZA

    March 10, 2010 at 12:05

    can’t they do a multidisk release ?


    • Fred

      March 10, 2010 at 12:09

      For an open world game? If you do an HD install maybe.
      The xbox is doomed :devil:


      • Milesh Bhana ZA

        March 10, 2010 at 12:25

        MS should just accept the fact that the DVD limit is now an issue and allow devs to require HDD installs. This will be a bitter pill to swallow at first, but the solution is rather simple.


        If i can buy a 500GB portable laptop drive then surely MS can drop the 120GB xbox drive to something sane, like R400, not R1500.

        Forza 3 forced a 1.9GB install, and XBOX Arcade owners gave it a skip (well they could technically play a gimped version of it).


  3. WitWolfyZA

    March 10, 2010 at 12:20

    I got a feeling from now onwards, stories like this is gonna pop up more often.. The Xbox 360 might not be maxed out. But the DVD rive supporting it is.


  4. AlKi

    March 10, 2010 at 13:03

    thats so true……rage and doom 5!!!!as long as it dosn’t effect the ps3 versions im happy.and i wonder wot about mgs rising…hmmmmm?


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