Take-Two hints there’s a future for L.A. Noire

With Team Bondi disbanded, the future is uncertain for Rockstar’s newest IP, L.A. Noire.

We’d love to see an improved sequel though and we could still see it if a recent Take-Two investors call is anything to go by. Speaking at the call, CEO Strauss Zelnick said of the game: ”This groundbreaking title from Rockstar has set a new standard for video games with cinematic art and has become an important franchise for the company.”

It sounds like the company might not be finished with this IP just yet, then. A Complete Edition of the game is heading to PC and consoles this month, but maybe we’ll hear of something new soon.

Driver sells better than expected

Three cheers for Driver: San Francisco, which has beaten Ubisoft’s expectations, sales-wise, along with a number of other titles from the publisher (via Eurogamer).

The company’s latest quarterly financial report reveals that both Drive and From Dust sold better than expected, though initial sales projections of indeed figures themselves weren’t given.

CEO Yves Guillemot said of the results: “First-half sales have come in around 30 per cent higher than our initial targets.

“This performance reflects: an 85 per cent growth in our online segment; a solid showing by our back catalog, driven by Just DanceMichael Jackson The Experience and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, which confirms players’ enthusiasm for these flagship brands; and better-than-expected sales for Driver San Francisco, boosted by very good reviews.

“Our strong sales figure drove another sharp increase in gross profit and enhanced our earnings performance.”

With Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Rayman Origins gracing Ubisoft’s holiday line-up, it’s sure to be another strong season for the publisher.