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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:44am 24/06/11 | 35 Comments
Team Bondi's much touted, and critically successful L.A. Noire for publisher Rockstar Games is finally headed to the PC platform.

It's not being handled by the Aussie dev though, rather Rockstar Leeds have taken the reins, and according to a report on Eurogamer, plan on giving it a graphical make-over that also supports 3D. It will also be fully playable with a game-pad; something many a PC player admits to being the best option when tackling a Rockstar game on the desktop machine.

According to the report, we should see the PC version arriving this Spring sometime.



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Latest Comments
d^
Posted 10:51am 24/6/11
Now we just need RDR.
Eorl
Posted 10:57am 24/6/11
Yay!
Hogfather
Posted 10:59am 24/6/11
Top s***!

Also, reins. Unless Her Royal Hotness is somehow involved?
Creepy
Posted 11:00am 24/6/11
In before the inevitable "lololconsoles>PC"
Steve Farrelly
Posted 11:02am 24/6/11
Hoggy, that's one of those words I always f*** up :( thanks for the tip :)
Hogfather
Posted 11:06am 24/6/11
In before the inevitable "lololconsoles>PC"

I thought around here it was PC > conslol?

NP Steve!
skythra
Posted 11:13am 24/6/11
Good news! I enjoyed the whole GTA4 on PC using a xbox controller, but GTA4 was long and difficult to finish (i'm at the bit where you're supposed to shoot down a helicopter, it's after your cousin has died?). Anyway if this game lives up to the hype it'll be worth my money.

C'mon steam, show us a special.
Creepy
Posted 11:19am 24/6/11
I thought around here it was PC > conslol?

That tends to go awry whenever a popular console title is ported to the PC, or suggested to be ported.
Enska
Posted 11:29am 24/6/11
Yeah RDR on PC wouldn't go astray either..
Basket
Posted 11:33am 24/6/11
Bought RDR for my 360 because it was only $17 brand new! still wish it was on PC tbh
Midda
Posted 11:50am 24/6/11
Surprise! =D
Fixah
Posted 11:53am 24/6/11
WTB: Group Buy
Spock
Posted 12:12pm 24/6/11
RDR is red dead redemption right?
Pirroh
Posted 12:37pm 24/6/11
RDR is red dead redemption right?


Right. Looking forward to LA Noire on PC.
Enska
Posted 12:39pm 24/6/11
^^ indeed
Crakaveli
Posted 12:43pm 24/6/11
RDR is one of the best rockstar games.. Would love for it to be ported to PC but i really enjoyed playing it on the console. Same goes for GTA4.
The GuVna
Posted 12:47pm 24/6/11
Awesome stuff! Rockstar have had a good track record with Console games first which are then later released as a PC game. GTAIV PC for example had replays, improved graphic, User MP3's as a radio station for your cars, fully customizable controls for both Keyboard / mouse & controller tow work with eachother (i.e Mouse/KB when walking, soon as I get into a vehicle, pick up my game pad :)

So no doubt it won't just be a dodgy straight console port. Yea I always wanted RDR to come out on PC also
Crakaveli
Posted 01:08pm 24/6/11
GTAIV was a mess when it was first ported to PC.
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:18pm 24/6/11
Awesome. Really wanna play this but I don't wanna have to use my Xbox. Just hope they don't mess up the PC controls like most ports.
paveway
Posted 01:31pm 24/6/11
RDR is one of the best rockstar games.. Would love for it to be ported to PC but i really enjoyed playing it on the console. Same goes for GTA4.


RDR is awesome

i tried to play gta4 after finishing rdr and was completely let down, really boring game tbh

mafia 2 was about 100x more interesting to play than gta4
Trauma
Posted 03:45pm 24/6/11
Now we just need RDR.

This, must say I am surprised by this, gives me hope for GTA 5.
rrrocket
Posted 04:40pm 24/6/11
Hope RDR comes too!
DeadlyDav0
Posted 04:56pm 24/6/11
GTAIV was a mess when it was first ported to PC.

Absolutely was s***house upon release. Some widespread graphical rendering problem that took me hours to work around by messing with how the game measured my PC's specs.

Didnt like Mafia 2 or GTA4, IMO i thought Red Faction Guerrilla was better than both but even that had major bugs until they released a patch after a massive wait.

Im excited for LA Noire though.
Dodgymon
Posted 06:00pm 24/6/11
What is an approximate ETA on this?
Or how long is a piece of string?
Spook
Posted 06:46pm 24/6/11
bout time.

madness that they over looked pc;
paveway
Posted 06:48pm 24/6/11
i notice none of these games mentioned have made it to the wii ?
Spook
Posted 06:56pm 24/6/11
its cool pave, you can play duke nukem on your ps3!

im busy playing other games on my wii.
paveway
Posted 07:09pm 24/6/11
probably still better than most wii games lols
SwissCM
Posted 09:56pm 24/6/11
I like console->PC ports as long as they aren't completely broken. GTA4 was pretty broken but patched up to the point where it was acceptable.

It's nice being able to play games at 1080p with AA and AF as opposed to 720p (or lower as is the case with many console titles) even if the art assets are mostly the same.

EDIT: The biggest problem with GTA4 for the PC was all the s*** bundled with it. To play it on Steam required about 3 programs running in the background for DRM which is just crazy.

last edited by SwissCM at 21:56:50 24/Jun/11
Hogfather
Posted 11:29am 25/6/11
This is probably a good enough place to ask - do you guys think its reasonable for a PC port of a console game to require a game controller?
parabol
Posted 11:49am 25/6/11
It's nice being able to play games at 1080p with AA and AF as opposed to 720p

I care less about the graphics and more about the game mechanics. In heaps of FPS/3rdPS ports, spending 90% of your time auto-crouched behind crates or a wall in the consolesque cover-system* while waiting for your shields/health to recharge and having the same button for run/jump/interact gets extremely boring on a PC.

(* = I have nothing against a cover system when done well, like in Crysis 2)
deadlyf
Posted 12:21pm 25/6/11
This is probably a good enough place to ask - do you guys think its reasonable for a PC port of a console game to require a game controller?
Require? No. I don't think it's reasonable to ask people to give money for a PC game if you won't spend the time to allow for versatility for the control setup. I don't mind if they keep in controller optimisations though like radial menus and the like.

RDR was the last game I bought on console and likely the last 3rdPS/FPS I will ever buy on console. Great game but just took me so long to get into the control system that if I didn't play it for a week or so then I just couldn't find the motivation to get back in to using the controller. I know that there are a lot of new gamers who only know console gaming but if you don't feel comfortable in the control system it can really affect the gaming experience and for someone who is much more comfortable using a keyboard/mouse I've found I just can['t get into a lot of console games that I expected to like.
skythra
Posted 02:24pm 25/6/11
I care less about the graphics
I don't, i spent money to make my PC fast, i want to see games use the bits i bought.
Trauma
Posted 04:12pm 25/6/11
Require? No. I don't think it's reasonable to ask people to give money for a PC game if you won't spend the time to allow for versatility for the control setup. I don't mind if they keep in controller optimisations though like radial menus and the like.

RDR was the last game I bought on console and likely the last 3rdPS/FPS I will ever buy on console. Great game but just took me so long to get into the control system that if I didn't play it for a week or so then I just couldn't find the motivation to get back in to using the controller. I know that there are a lot of new gamers who only know console gaming but if you don't feel comfortable in the control system it can really affect the gaming experience and for someone who is much more comfortable using a keyboard/mouse I've found I just can['t get into a lot of console games that I expected to like.

This.
tel
Posted 08:42pm 28/6/11
Just when i thought they wasn't going to support the PC anymore, RockStar pulls a rabbit out of the hat.
Thanks :)
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