Team Bondi, responsible for the critically acclaimed L.A. Noire has outlined the production of a new next-generation title via their website. Team Bondi has included a brief synopsis for the game, along with some job opportunities for talented artists and programmers who would like to be a part of the project.
Bondi also confirmed that the game was being developed for next-generation hardware, along with the PC. They did not specify a release date.
Here is Bondi’s brief description of their yet to be named title, although ‘Whore of the Orient’ sounds like a pretty awesome name for a game.
Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East. The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers who greedily exploit the Chinese masses. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism, with the Kuomintang ruthlessly trying to suppress Communism and the labour movement. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.
This announcement has definitely placed Bondi’s next title near the top of my most anticipated games’ list. Let’s hope they can deliver more of the amazing performance capture, dialogue, and animation that made L.A. Noire such a masterpiece. There’s no telling how much their performance capture technology has improved since the development of L.A. Noire and combined with the power of next-generation hardware, expectations will definitely be high.