If you still think that games aren’t the ultimate form of entertainment then this story should help clear things up a bit. Today Rockstar has announced that their upcoming 1940’s crime drama L.A. Noire is being honored as an official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Why is this so significant? Well only because it marks the first time ever that that a video game is recognized by the prestigious film festival which was created by Tribeca’s own Robert Deniro back in 2006.
At this year’s festival Rockstar Games will be showing off a live screening of an actual case found in the game. The demo will be followed up with a Q & A session that will be moderated by the festival’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Gillmore, where attendees can listen in to what went behind the making of L.A. Noire and ” the crossover between filming and interactive entertainment.”
Here’s what Gillmore had to say about the upcoming title:
“What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking…It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.”
After seeing what we saw of L.A. Noire at PAX East this year, I couldn’t agree more. Good thing that The Tribeca Film Festival is in our own back yard, you better believe that DualShockers will be all over this event. Stay tuned!