Despite Developer Dismantlment, L.A. Noire Sells Over 4 Million Copies

By Daniel Horowitz

August 10, 2011

While we reported yesterday that L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi has closed its doors and may have filed for bankruptcy, there is some positive news to be gained from this. Take Two Interactive, owner of Rockstar Games and thus the L.A. Noire IP, have reported in a quarterly fiscal report that over four million units of L.A. Noire were sold. While this may sound like a high number, keep in mind that Take Two Interactive made an extremely sizable investment of over $50 million in the unprecedented facial animation technology that is a major selling point of the title. A PC version is also in development by Rockstar Games, and should boost the titles already impressive sales.

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Daniel Horowitz

Daniel Horowitz is currently a Writing/Film student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he previously worked as a film technician and teacher assistant despite having little technical knowledge. He is currently abroad studying play-writing at Oxford University in the UK. Daniel likes to think of himself as a weird combination of Captain America and Hunter S Thompson minus the extensive drug use. As a result, he can often be found lifting things, fighting for justice, and being a crazy outlaw journalist on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. When he’s not writing about, reviewing, or playing games, music, and occasionally writing well-paying profiles of businessman, Daniel thinks about what exactly he'll end u doing with his life post-graduation. Daniel plans on either going to graduate school for an MFA, or more realistically, getting a day job, which he hopes is somehow involved in the gaming, comic book, or film industries. You can contact Daniel at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @DHorowitz107

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