LA Noire VR for PC comes back from the dead with a new content update

La Noire Hero
La Noire Hero (Image credit: Rockstar Games)

What you need to know

  • LA Noire is a mystery crime solver with unique detective mechanics that stand the test of time.
  • In September, 2019, LA Noire: The VR Case Files got released on PlaystationVR with exclusive content.
  • After months of radio silence from Rockstar Games, the VR version for PC is getting the same content.
  • The new content includes three new minigames like a shooting gallery and boxing game.

LA Noire has been a bit of a cult classic in the gaming world since its debut introduced a ton of exciting and thrilling detective mechanics and gameplay features. Years after its release, it would get a remaster for modern systems that showed how resilient those same mechanics were to the passing of time (despite the remaster itself being a little lacklustre.) Now, the VR version of LA Noire that was released for PC around the same time is getting new content in the form of three new minigames.

The minigames themselves aren't new, as the the VR release of LA Noire on the PlaystationVR last September featured this content. However, this new update has been missing for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets for PC gamers, with little indication of if/when those players could expect it. Questions that have finally been answered, as the interestingly named Title Update 1.0.539.0 is now being released for the game.

The shooting gallery is probably the simplest of the three minigames, which is pretty standard affair for anyone who's played a shooter in VR. It has you shooting cardboard targets with various firearms. The boxing game takes the game's melee mechanics and lets you fight your way through your opponents, while the racing game lets you race around a circuit. The names for the minigames and update are a little uninspired, but this should be a welcomed injection of new content for fans of the title on PC.

If you're interested in picking the game up, you can grab it from Steam for $30.

Zachary Boddy
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