Team Bondi to be shut down

Team Bondi

L.A. Noire may have gotten a positive critical reception and solid sales numbers, but developer Team Bondi has been filled with issues since the game’s release. Now it appears that the studio will be shutting down for good, according to multiple documents filed with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

The official Australian government documents included one appointing a liquidator to the developer and a “special resolution to wind up company” that was filed today.

Controversy followed Team Bondi ever since employee complaints about working conditions at the studio and credit omissions emerged online earlier this year. Senior developers said the company would learn from its mistakes, but it appears that chance will no longer be available.

Team Bondi’s inevitable shuttering won’t affect the future of L.A. Noire as a possible series or franchise however. The rights to the intellectual property belong to Take-Two Interactive, the company that owns publisher Rockstar Games, while the PC version of the title is being ported by Rockstar Leeds, which is set for an October 8 release.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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