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LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVD

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It looks like there may be some issues with Rockstar Games’ highly anticipated and very ambitious LA Noire for the PS3 and Xbox 360. In particular it appears the Xbox 360 version is the one with issues. While many have questioned the DVD media format on the 360 since 2006, it seems the antiquated format is causing enough problems to be frustrating the team at Team Bondi, the developer behind LA Noire.

LA NoireApparently the frustration at Team Bondi is enough that Jeronimo Barrera of Rockstar has been tasked by the heads at Take-Two, Rockstar Games’ parent company, to calm the situation at Team Bondi over the size limitations by being stationed at the developer. While information is still limited on exactly how bad the limitations are, one would assume that some form of compression would allow for a HDD install on the Xbox 360.

The biggest concern is of course whether LA Noire could possibly go back to being PS3 exclusive as it was initially announced. The good news for Xbox 360 fans of course is that if T2 is involved directly and dragging Rockstar Execs into the mix for quality assurance, then chances are everything will go fine. We’ll just have to wait and see at this point. But one thing to note is that with Team Bondi using a completely new form of motion-capturing and video, compression may be a big issue. Stay tuned on this one.

 

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-34 #1 Always Hating MSCraig H 2010-03-09 06:49
Everyone is always hating on Microsoft and the DVD choice. They made FFXIII fit on the 360. Slap it on multiple discs. We don't mind swapping.
 
 
+22 #2 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDPoor 360 fanboy 2010-03-09 06:58
Craig H...really? So you would rather have developers pay royalties to Mucrosoft regarding those disks? How many companies do you think will do that? Mark my words, if Microsoft doesn't get their shit together, third party games will be exclusive to the PS3.
 
 
+21 #3 ..Mike 2010-03-09 07:00
FFXIII's real time gameplay and FMV's on 360 run in a sub-hd resolution, plus there are other cut backs.

The DVD format hurt FF this gen.
 
 
+22 #4 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDSimmo 2010-03-09 07:00
They better not change the PS3 version becuase of this! it's not our fault Microsoft used DVD!! I want my proper PS3 game no cut backs!!
 
 
+17 #5 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDAaron 2010-03-09 07:42
Quoting Craig H:
Everyone is always hating on Microsoft and the DVD choice. They made FFXIII fit on the 360. Slap it on multiple discs. We don't mind swapping.


You guys sure are content to live with old-generation conventions, aren't you? No wonder Microsoft's gaming strategies this generation come into question so frequently; not only is the company itself holding back progression this generation, but so are their stupid-ass fanboys and the media mongoloids that infest websites and publications alike.

*sigh*
 
 
-26 #6 Multiple discsjack 2010-03-09 07:51
Just put it on multiple discs, I'm sure Xbox 360 users don't mind swapping discs. Besides, multiple discs with artwork stamped on tehm are just beautiful to look at and own. I wish there wer more PS3 games on multiple discs=(
 
 
+14 #7 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDDan 2010-03-09 08:00
@ Craig H

The difference is that FF is a linear game, go from A to B to C, you only need to move to the next disc at a certain point and don't need to go back.

LA Noire is going to be an open world game. Imagine playing something akin to GTA4 where you have a mission that involves driving from one side of the game world to the other and you have to change discs halfway through. Then, on the return journey, you have to swap discs again!

It just wouldn't work. It's becoming more and more of an issue unfortunately, look at ID's Rage, they've had to lop out a huge chunk of the game so that it'll fit onto the 360.
 
 
+11 #8 multiple discs?Dead2Knight 2010-03-09 08:11
You can't do hot swaps or multi-discs on an open-world title. If they did the city (which is huge) would be sectioned off and thus not an open-world. This better not ruin the PS3 version to keep Microsoft happy.
 
 
+7 #9 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDJoe 2010-03-09 09:14
"Just put it on multiple discs"

How can some of you Dumases still not get it? Some of us were telling you this 3 years ago. Open world game = Fail. Online game = Fail. Every other type of game = Compressed, downgraded, cut-back, and annoying. And where did all the wizards go who were actually saying "NO GAME this generation will need more than one DVD; MS can just use compression..."?
:-x
 
 
+5 #10 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDP 2010-03-09 09:58
Quoting jack:
Just put it on multiple discs, I'm sure Xbox 360 users don't mind swapping discs. Besides, multiple discs with artwork stamped on tehm are just beautiful to look at and own. I wish there wer more PS3 games on multiple discs=(

What are you talking about?
 
 
-3 #11 It would work on multiple discsD Hoover 2010-03-09 10:53
Quoting Dead2Knight:
You can't do hot swaps or multi-discs on an open-world title. If they did the city (which is huge) would be sectioned off and thus not an open-world. This better not ruin the PS3 version to keep Microsoft happy.


Have any of you seen or played Mass Effect 2? The game is on two discs and still always you to travel anywhere in the galaxy that you want. The discs just have different parts of the main storyline on it. All they have to do is that. Not a big deal.
 
 
+2 #12 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDLBDz 2010-03-09 11:03
They better not change the PS3 version becuase of this! it's not our fault Microsoft used DVD!! I want my proper PS3 game no cut backs!!

MS charge Devs EXTRA for Multi-Disc games. And it is already effected the PS3's games. RAGE / Lost Planet 2 / Final Fantasy XIII, ect. Due to these prices.

Example, = Lost Planet 2 Devs- cut out something like 5 levels due to limited Disc Space on the 360. So the Devs made the game to fit DVD, so now ALL PLATFORMS get the same bummed down version to what the Devs really want us to have. This was due to space and price.
 
 
#13 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDLBDz 2010-03-09 11:04
Also all DLC can fit on a Blu-Ray disc, but due to the DVD in 360 with it's limited disc space, Devs have to make the games the same, then add DLC for people to buy. If it wasn't for MS and it's 360 we would get more on disc.

PS3 is getting the better games now due to Devs geeting to grips with the tech-hardware. Devs have now seen just how much MORE the PS3 has to offer out the two consoles.

Now people will always say " The GPU is better in 360 " I would reply to that with this then " WHERE ARE THE GAMES TO SHOW THIS THEN " ?

Devs are making games for the PS3 bigger than 360 games, ( God Of War III ) bigger online games, ( M.A.G ) better Graphical games ( Uncharted 2 ), better CG's ( Final Fantasy XIII ) With more yet to come.

360 is old now, and IS holding back multi-plat games due to it's limitations.
 
 
-4 #14 LOLStefano 2010-03-09 11:12
DVD has proved to be fine for 95% of games.

I don't think that DVD is wrong just because there are gonna be problems with 5/6 titles in a whole gen and just for [censored] GCs movies.

Is much worse to have a bluedisk, slower than the DVD that often FORCES to installs to play games.

So stop complaining.
Even *IF* LANoir will be a bit better on PS3 won't be a problem.
Will be just one of the 5/6 games.

BD seems didn't help in MANY multi titles, neither helped in GTAIV where on PS3 was even subHD.

T2 can't loose the GIANT user base of Xbox 360 in USA, so the PS3 exclusivity is not an option.
Unless is temporary and heavy paied by Sony.
 
 
-1 #15 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDStefano 2010-03-09 11:15
Quoting Dan:
@ Craig H

The difference is that FF is a linear game, go from A to B to C, you only need to move to the next disc at a certain point and don't need to go back.

LA Noire is going to be an open world game. Imagine playing something akin to GTA4 where you have a mission that involves driving from one side of the game world to the other and you have to change discs halfway through. Then, on the return journey, you have to swap discs again!

It just wouldn't work. It's becoming more and more of an issue unfortunately, look at ID's Rage, they've had to lop out a huge chunk of the game so that it'll fit onto the 360.


Play Mass Effect 2 and you'll see that if you don't need tons of CG you can have an open world without disk swapping more that TWICE in 60 hours.
 
 
+1 #16 GodKris 2010-03-09 11:16
I have to agree with most of the guys above, this doesn't bode well for LA Noire. We've already seen just how stripped down the latest Final Fantasy is, and not just on the 360 version. While nobody has ever come out to say it truthfully, it logically fits that the game is designed so linear due to the 360 port. Furthermore, it doesn't contain any of the interesting conventions usually associated with FF games. There are no towns to explore, very little in the way of sidequests until about halfway into the game, and even then they're limited. You also can't revisit old areas by airship, something that Final Fantasy had previously allowed.

Sure these can be explained away by the linearity of the game design, but then we realize why the game needed to be designed that way. The 360 version. I honestly hope LA Noire doesn't end up like this.
 
 
-1 #17 RE: LA Noire's Future on Xbox 360 Again in Question Because of DVDTyler 2010-03-09 12:24
Quoting Dan:
@ Craig H

The difference is that FF is a linear game, go from A to B to C, you only need to move to the next disc at a certain point and don't need to go back.

LA Noire is going to be an open world game. Imagine playing something akin to GTA4 where you have a mission that involves driving from one side of the game world to the other and you have to change discs halfway through. Then, on the return journey, you have to swap discs again!

It just wouldn't work. It's becoming more and more of an issue unfortunately, look at ID's Rage, they've had to lop out a huge chunk of the game so that it'll fit onto the 360.

Mass Effect did just fine. I like both systems but saying that it makes it worse on one system because you have to swap discs is stupid. If the content is the same then the game is the same except for small graphical differences
 

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