L.A. Noire remaster now available with enhancements on Xbox One

Rockstar's detective thriller, L.A. Noire, is now available on Xbox One (opens in new tab). This comes six years after the game's 2011 release, bringing a remastered version to current-generation consoles, along with special support for Xbox One X.

L.A. Noire takes place in 1940's Los Angeles, putting players in the shoes of detective Cole Philips, as he solves a number of cases throughout the city. As the name might suggest, L.A. Noire is heavily influenced by films of the period in which it is set, with themes taking on a decidedly noire feel. L.A. Noire is also notable for the tech behind its facial animations, which leverages subtle facial movements to enhance interrogation scenes.

As for what's improved, Xbox One users will see a resolution bump to native 1080p, upgraded textures, and better lighting. Anyone playing on Xbox One X will see further improvements, with full 4K resolution support. The remastered version also includes all of the post-launch DLC along with the base game.

L.A. Noire is available for Xbox One and Xbox One X now for $39.99.

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  • Super excited for this! Come on work day!
  • too bad there's no discount if you own the previous digital license
  • Great game, very unique
  • Loved this game and still have it on 360 so will wait for the this version to go down in price.
  • Just as others are saying, I am excited to play this on Xbox One but I wish that the price was lower for those of us who had bought the Xbox 360 version or that they had simply made it backwards compatible paying no more than $25 for the additional cases & "upgrades" to the original. LA Noire was a great game but the $40 price tag for those of us who have/had the original, this seems like a ripoff. I've heard that the resolution isn't all it's cracked up to be, esp. w/ the newer 4K TVs. I waited until I couldn't wait any longer (namely for GTA V) to upgrade to an Xbox One from a 360 under the false impression that they would make plenty of the 360 games compatible w/ it. Now that Microsoft just released the Xbox One X & Project Scorpio consoles, I have an ugly feeling that they're going to stick us with having to upgrade to these newer systems so that they can sell us games that will only be compatible with them & making the original Xbox Ones obsolete. I also expect them to charge exorbitant amounts for games akin to LA Noire that are "updated." Why don't they stop robbing us blind & start working to make old favorites "backwards compatible?" We all know MS isn't financially faltering but with all of these issues with newer consoles & game releases; we the gamers, sure are!
    Sometimes I wonder if I should opt for a PlayStation instead?
  • Microsoft don't set the price for the game though, so I don't think there's any valid complaint against them specifically. Rockstar could probably have offered a discount if they wanted to, $40 isn't bad though, it's $10 more than the Xbox 360 version
  • Can they do this with some of there older GTA games miss being able to play them
  • Would be great if they did, with a 4K upgrade for One X users perhaps...Not sure if they could add HDR too maybe for One S and X. Maybe there are licensing issues though with music etc. I would definitely pay £50 for a collection of all the GTA 3 games + spinoffs if they had a bump in graphics and ran at 4K/60
  • Really enjoyed this on the Xbox 360 - I'm going to check out the Switch version in this instance so I can take the game on the go. Save Xbox One X for all the newer AAA games and get my portable fix with fantastic games like this
  • I really enjoyed this game on the 360 but I cannot for the life of me think why I would wantto replay it, so I won't buy it. I already know how the story is going to pan out, I don't need to see it in a higher resolution.