European ratings outfit PEGI has suggested that a L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files PSVR release is on the cards, having recently rated the game for PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, The VR Case Files was previously released for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index in 2017, but Sony’s device missed out on it at the time.
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files PSVR On The Cards?
Much like the original L.A. Noire, this VR spin-off casts players as Los Angeles Detective Cole Phelps, as he attempts to solve a number of brutal cases inspired by 1947-era L.A., which is one of the most violent times in the city’s history. Each of the seven cases have been constructed specifically with VR in mind, immersing you further in L.A.’s seedy and corrupt underbelly.
Players will use VR technology to obtain, inspect, and manipulate key objects in a case, as well as hopping into your trusty motor to get to crime scenes as quickly as possible. The VR Cases also lets you bruise your knuckles in brutal fistfights and engage in adrenaline-pumping shootouts with criminals along the way.
You’ll also be able to build a case by jotting down key points in your notebook, and you can even draw freehand this time around. Finally, interrogating witnesses to discover the truth also returns, which formed a key component in the original L.A. Noire.
L.A. Noire was released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011, and was later ported to current-generation consoles a few years back complete with a 4K visual makeover and new Trophies to collect. Read our review of the PS4 versions of L.A, Noire here.
Sadly, a sequel to L.A. Noire has never materialised despite the game’s popularity. Hopefully we’ll at least see the VR Case Files make it to the PS4, though, so stay tuned for more details as we get them.