'L.A. Noire' to star at Tribeca Film Festival
Wednesday 30 March 2011
This year's major offering from Rockstar Games, 1940s detective thriller
L.A. Noire, is to become the first video game featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Tribeca 2011, which will run April 20 to May 1 in New York City, is to host a new preview for the game as part of a Tribeca Talks presentation on April 25.
Rockstar is best known for the Grand Theft Auto series, with the bulk of credits going to staff at Edinburgh's Rockstar North studio.
Since 2009's extra episodes for Grand Theft Auto V, attention turned to Rockstar San Diego's Red Dead Redemption.
This year, it's Australia's Team Bondi that takes center stage with L.A. Noire. Extensive use of facial motion capture has brought it widespread recognition, blending real-world actors with their computerized counterparts.
The game is due out May 17 and while much of it remains an unknown quantity, the sales success of Red Dead Redemption bodes well.
Chris Morris, editor of online magazine Gamasutra, predicts, "with the Rockstar name attached to it, it could quickly devour anything in its path," identifying Noire's May date as a significant factor behind Duke Nukem Forever's delay into June.
Tribeca Film Festival: http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/la_noire-film36882.html
Gamasutra editorial: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/33704/Opinion_Why_The_Duke_Nukem_Forever_Delay_Makes_Sense.php
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