Asset Sell-Off Suggests the End of Team Bondi (rumor?)

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#1 Posted by zombie_bigdaddy (141 posts) -
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#2 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -

Shit, it's always sad to see a developer go down, especially if they make great games.  

 Good night, sweet prince.
 Good night, sweet prince.
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#3 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19300 posts) -

I'm not a fan of having other people lose their jobs, but i must say that i am somewhat pleased that this studio is getting shut down. 
 
I remember seeing an article a few months ago of a Rockstar executive saying something like "serious games are the future". With GTA IV's success, as well as RDR's and L.A. Noire's, i was getting worried that we will no longer see crazy action R* games anymore.. so this piece of news might somehow influence R*'s "serious games" philosophy and discourage it. 
 
A world without fun R* games is not a world worth living in.

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#4 Posted by Marokai (3711 posts) -

Guess it's so great they were worked like slaves so they could be immediately thrown to the dogs, eh?

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#5 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -

Correct me if i'm wrong but... The people who worked there had shitty job conditions, didn't they?

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#6 Posted by zombie_bigdaddy (141 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic said:
I'm not a fan of having other people lose their jobs, but i must say that i am somewhat pleased that this studio is getting shut down.  I remember seeing an article a few months ago of a Rockstar executive saying something like "serious games are the future". With GTA IV's success, as well as RDR's and L.A. Noire's, i was getting worried that we will no longer see crazy action R* games anymore.. so this piece of news might somehow influence R*'s "serious games" philosophy and discourage it.  A world without fun R* games is not a world worth living in.
Well technically they dont have to lose their jobs since they have been offered a job with the new owner.
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#7 Posted by Rattle618 (1504 posts) -

What does this mean for the PC port?.

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#8 Posted by Dany (8019 posts) -

@Rattle618 said:

What does this mean for the PC port?.

I imagine that a rock star studio is handling the port.

You know, I am glad to hear that Team Bondi is dismantling. I find it hard to actaully play new cases because of the news. "Who did what? Was this rockstar? How many people quit because of this single game?"

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#9 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Umm... what great game did they make? 
 
 
OOOH! BURRRNNN!!
 
Really though, yeah, we've heard numerous reports about their unfair practices and all that, and really, I believe LA Noire isn't all that great. It had a lot of things going for it, but the gameplay just kind of consistently sucked. Maybe I'm insensitive, but I'd rather see the next LA Noire being completely in Rockstar's hands.

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#10 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19845 posts) -
@zombie_bigdaddy said:

Looks like they wont be making L.A. Noire 2.

They wouldn't have been making it anyways because Rockstar owns the IP (at least that's what I thought) and reports suggest that LAN's development soured relations between R* and Team Bondi.
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#11 Posted by hmmisee (185 posts) -

I hope this doesnt mean an end to LA Noire coming to PC.

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#12 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -
@MikeGosot said:
Correct me if i'm wrong but... The people who worked there had shitty job conditions, didn't they?

Yeah they did, they're probably off to better things

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