LA Noire and cut Burglary desk 'would never fit on one Blu-ray'

Writing, design and art was complete, reveals Team Bondi boss

Team Bondi's revealed details of LA Noire's cut Bunko and Burglary desk, which it says was almost complete.


Speaking in the relaunched PSM3, on sale this week, Team Bondi co-founder Brendan McNamara claimed the 11 axed cases "were never going to fit it on one Blu-ray" alongside the full game.

"We had a Bunko and Burglary desk - bunko is fraud and burglary is just people robbing houses and stuff - we had eleven full cases for that, which we wrote and did the design for to a certain extent - we even did the art for them too, but it just got to a point where we were never going to fit it on one Blu-ray," he said.

"It just becomes super prohibitive at that point. I think there might have been a better arc if we did do that - you get more of a chance to introduce different things - but in terms of the overall experience I think we did pretty well."

McNamara added that the Burglary desk wasn't the only thing left on the cutting room floor:

"There was a kind of system where if you failed a case your captain would scream at you and you'd go out and do hot car chases or smaller robberies and muggings and all that kind of stuff in the world," he revealed.

"You'd have to do enough of them to get to a point where you get offered another case, but as I said that got cut because I thought it was too much of a distraction."

In the same interview McNamara claimed Rockstar's considering implementing MotionScan in its upcoming games.


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