L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files to Feature VR-Exclusive Area

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is due for release in December, while the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 remakes of L.A. Noire will release next week. The HTC Vive compatible edition of the videogame offers a number of exclusive features however, including a brand new area built entirely for virtual reality (VR).

Every forthcoming edition of L.A. Noire has been witness to a number of changes, including to that all-important interrogation system. Now, the dialogue options have been changed to better reflect protagonist Cole Phelps’ behaviours, with ‘Good Cop,’ ‘Bad Cop’ and ‘Accuse’ replacing the original options of ‘Truth,’ ‘Doubt’ and ‘Lie’.

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For VR players however, there have been many adjustments made to better accommodate the technology. The entire videogame is now player in first-person and a variety of different control schemes have been incorporated. More importantly though, the case selection is no longer simply a menu in Phelps’ office.

A fully 3D modelled vision of Phelps’ office can be explored at the player’s leisure, including the options to change attire in front of a mirror, listen to some music and explore past case files. Furthermore, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will feature a huge number of collectable items, while over 500 props have been upgrading for deeper inspection.

“Case selection begins in the office of Cole Phelps, now a completely interactive space created just for the virtual reality experience, with a number of tangible items and activities literally at player’s fingertip,” reads the official fact sheet for L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files.

A number of other unique features for L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files have also been seen by VRFocus including freehand sketching within Phelps’ notebook and a first-person brawling system.

VRFocus has already been hands-on with the videogame, stating in an extensive preview of L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files: “As it stands Rockstar Games are looking set to take a leading position in AAA VR development. The depth of detail in the character animation and the huge variety of gameplay opportunities is second-to-none in within VR software at present.”

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files will launch for HTC Vive on in December, having been delayed from the original plan of launching it alongside the console remakes of L.A. Noire, which is still panned for release on the 14th November, 2017. VRFocus will have more coverage of Rockstar Games’ VR debut coming soon, so stay right here for all the latest.