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Troubled LA Noire dev in acquisition talks - report

Team Bondi said to be ready to sell out after struggling to find publishing partners

LA Noire developer Team Bondi may be absorbed into Academy Award winning producer George Miller's KMM Studio in Sydney, according to reports.

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Kotaku sources claim Team Bondi is struggling to find publishing partners for its next game following a fallout with Rockstar and accusations of harsh working conditions, and that studio boss Brendan McNamara has been seen touring the offices of KMM, which is making the animated film Happy Feet 2 and the upcoming Mad Max movie.

According to the source: "Brendan McNamara was seen walking through the buildings of Dr. D [a new digital production studio created by Miller] yesterday, where Happy Feet 2 is being made.

"Because Dr. D is filled with former Team Bondi employees who left due to the abusive work conditions, this unexpected visit was quite... unsettling - to put it mildly.

"The word is going round that Team Bondi is being folded into KMM studios, Team Bondi is pretty much doomed after the scandal and can't find any new supporters, so by doing this they can hide their name."

KMM is currently headed up by God of War 2 director Cory Barlog, who was working on a Mad Max game to release alongside the new movie.

[ SOURCE: Kotaku ]

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