Rockstar Games award winning ‘Grand Theft Auto’ series may have a serious contender. ‘La Noir,’ a video game that Rockstar Games has been working on for more than three years is finally due to be released in May of 2011. The game has been described as a thriller that chronicles the journey of a homicide detective that is tracking a notorious serial killer. Unlike the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ franchise, ‘La Noir’ centers less heavily on gore but more than makes up for it in its graphics. In fact, the main reason that it has taken Rockstar so long to produce the game is because of the ‘MotionScan’ graphics system that is being used. The technology is a part CGI, part human composite hybrid that is something similar to what you see in the special effects used in major motion pictures.
Fans of Rockstar Games that have been waiting for the opportunity to play the role of the ‘good guy’ will not be disappointed with ‘La Noir,’ but they may begin to wonder exactly where Rockstar stands when it comes to the law. ‘La Noir’ is set in the 1940s, which the game develops has not failed to capitalize on. Not only are the characters much more realistic, Rockstar has included in excessive 20 hours of animated footage in the game. The storyline looks much more complex, the graphics will be difficult for other game makers to duplicate, and the overall gaming experience is expected to gain Rockstar stellar reviews.