Brendan McNamara working on two new games, first announced in “another couple of weeks”


Brendan McNamara, the founder of Australian studio Team Bondi and developer of L.A. Noire has revealed that he has plans for two new projects.

Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK at the Bradford Animation Festival, where McNamara delivered a session on “Bringing Humanity to Games” about the groundbreaking Motion Scan technology, the writer and director talked about his plans after L.A. Noire.

“We’re actively working on two new things at the moment, but we won’t be able to announce the first for another couple of weeks,” explained McNamara. “But I think if you liked L.A. Noire, you’ll like this one better…” Presumably, it must be the game he’s already mentioned to Eurogamer,  calling it “one of the great untold stories of the 20th Century”.

So, will McNamara continue to make ambitious blockbuster games?

“I think so. We made The Getaway which did four million, and L.A. Noire which made five million or so – we can get smarter and better about making games, and hopefully people will still want to play the games we make. All you’ve got to hope when you write or make something is that it resonates with an audience, and luckily the last two times it has, which is good. Three out of three wouldn’t be too bad…”

The full interview, which also includes McNamara discussing the development of L.A. Noire, his relationship with Rockstar and whether he plans to remain in Australia, will be published in Official PlayStation Magazine issue 66 out on 28 December.