Team Bondi Developers Return With New Title


Evening everyone.

This piece of news I wanted to cover personally once I heard that Team Bondi developers were making a new game.

I found this article on IGN 

Here's what it states...

"The Australian government has granted $200,000 to KMM, the production house that recently acquired the rights to 'Whore of the Orient'. The company received this funding following the alleged dissolution of L.A. Noire developer Team Bondi, Game Informer reports. Ex-Team Bondi members, who formed Intuitive Game Studios, also received funding. 'Whore of the Orient' was originally aiming for release between 2013 and 2015."

I personally am very excited to learn about this, I absolutely loved L.A. Noire and in fact I'm playing through the game again this summer. I was very upset to learn that Team Bondi shut down after L.A. Noire was released, so this is very good news(well at least for me I don't know how everyone else feels)

The article also states...

"While hardly enough to create and  complete a modern video game, the $200,000 provided to KMM by New South Wales' Interactive Media Fund could keep 'Whore of the Orient afloat until it finds an investor or publisher. The IMF is intended for "creative digital content projects that are commercially oriented and destined for distribution on web-enabled platforms or devices and interactive video game console... with the ability to benefit other sectors such as health, finance and education."

As for the summary of the game, this is all we know so far.

"Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East. The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers who greedily exploit the Chinese masses. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism, with the Kuomintang ruthlessly trying to suppress Communism and the labour movement. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace."

"Brendan McNamara and his acclaimed development team(who brought you L.A. Noire and The Getaway,) along with the Academy Award winning film production team of Kennedy Miller Mitchell comes Whore of the Orient, a next-generation gaming title."

So we can look forward to Whore of the Orient releasing on next generation titles.

I'm intrigued so far about the story, I can't say I'm looking forward to this but I will be keeping an ear out for more information about the game.

I have actually been hoping that the development team of L.A. Noire would've come back to make some sort of new title, again I absolutely loved L.A. Noire and I am glad to see the team making a new game.

Thanks for reading, see you guys next week.

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