LA Noire developers Team Bondi in administration
Games developer Team Bondi goes into administration following the release of its troubled L.A. Noire game
Despite releasing one of the strongest candidates for 2011's game of the year, L.A. Noire, developers Team Bondi have today gone into administration.
L.A. Noire, the mammoth detect-em-up set in 1940's Hollywood, was released back in May to massive critical acclaim. Scoring five out of five stars in our L.A. Noire review, T3 deputy editor Matt Hill called it "Rockstar's greatest achievement yet."
But all that suspect-chasing, witness-bashing goodness came with one great, thumping caveat: L.A. Noire spent seven years in development, and was Team Bondi's only ever release.
There was even an anonymous Twitter account set up, allegedly by an employee with a grudge to settle. "The game has been revamped, ported, and delayed four times." He or she tweets. "Rockstar spent more than Sony in their efforts to make it not suck."