Rockstar Games will release a VR version of 2011’s L.A. Noire for HTC Vive on 14th November. It’s not the full game, but focuses on seven of the original self-contained cases from rebuilt specifically for VR, blending action with detective work.
Just as before, the gameplay is set against the underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles, and tells the story of decorated veteran and newly minted detective Cole Phelps as he investigates an escalating series of cases inspired by real-world crimes. Each successfully solved case brings Phelps greater success, but also brings him closer to the dark criminal heart of post-war LA.
In L.A Noire: The VR Case Files, players can use real world physical motions including grabbing, inspecting and manipulating individual clues or using the detective’s notebook to make notes or draw freehand. There’s also first-person driving in VR with additional real-world vehicle interactions including steering, operating car doors, changing radio stations, shooting from vehicles and more.