A group of ex-Team Bondi developers have sent through a statement indicating that not everyone is fully happy about the game's great success - there's a number of people who worked on the game who apparently have not been included in the final credits:
However, many developers have not been credited for their contribution to its production. The game's credits roll is missing over 100 names, many of whom we personally worked with during our time there. Others have been credited under ‘Special Thanks’, where they would be eligible to be credited under their relevant discipline.
These people devoted their talent, creativity and passion towards the project and, as is common in the games industry, have not been credited because they were not there during the final month or two of production, or for some other subjective criteria. A significant portion of these people did not leave Team Bondi by choice: they were made redundant as the art production wound down, and as Quality Assurance was shifted off-shore to Rockstar's studios.
The aggrieved developers have created a dedicated site - http://www.lanoirecredits.com
- which they believe contains the names of everyone involved in the development of the game.
We've contacted Rockstar for a comment a few moments ago and will update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, we encourage anyone interested in supporting the Australian game industry to take a look at that site!