L.A. Noire VR Arrives Three Days After Fallout 4 VR

by Jamie Feltham • December 4th, 2017

The two biggest HTC Vive games of 2017 are arriving just in the nick of time, and only three days apart.

We already knew that Bethesda’s Fallout 4 VR would be arriving on December 12th, bringing the entire role-playing game (RPG) to VR for the first time. Now, though, Rockstar Games has confirmed via Steam that its first VR game, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files is arriving later in the week on December 15th. The game was originally meant to launch last month but was delayed back to December without a final date. It’s set to cost $29.99 at launch.

Unlike Fallout 4, L.A. Noire doesn’t port the entire original game to VR. Instead, Rockstar has hand-picked seven of that game’s cases to recreate inside the HTC Vive. These missions will allow players to solve murders and other crimes, interviewing suspects and trying to read their realistic facial expressions — exhaustively photo scanned from real actor’s performances — to tell if they’re lying or not. You’ll also get to drive, fist-fight, shoot guns and even take free-hand notes.

We’ve already gone hands-on with this edition of the game and found a lot to like. The question remains as to if it will make a solid overall package, though.

That makes for a big week for Vive then; these are easily the two most anticipated titles for the headset this year. Hopefully if they do well we won’t be waiting until next December for the next big release.

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