The rumors are true; LA Noire: The VR Case Files is coming to PSVR.
The port of the divisive Rockstar game was just confirmed during Sony’s State of Play broadcast. And it’s out today! (UPDATE: We originally said it’s out now but it’s not live on the PS Store yet. Apologies!) Back in August we reported on a PEGI rating for the game which all but confirmed its existence.
LA Noire The VR Case Files first released on PC VR headsets a few years back. The game plays like an abridged version of the original, hand-picking a few of the original missions and adapting them into VR. You play as Detective Cole Phelps, solving cases across his entire career.
Though LA Noire first released years before a VR headset, the game’s core concepts make surprising sense for the platform. Along with fist fights and shoot outs, the game uses detailed facial scanning to bring elicit emotions to characters in the world. You have to study their reactions to questions to try and solve your case. It works quite well in VR, and the motion controls are well suited to the experience too.
We gave LA Noire: The VR Case Files 8/10 in our review. “Interrogations, crime scenes, and action moments all feel great, but they’re too few and far between with only seven total cases,” David Jagneaux wrote. “But given the scope and abbreviated implementation of one of gaming’s most unique properties, LA Noire VR is an absolutely riveting adventure.”
Elsewhere, HTC recently suggested to us that Rockstar is “not done” with VR. Hopefully that means we’ll see some new VR games from the GTA developer in the new year.