In a recent interview with PSM3, Team Bondi co-founder Brendan McNamara admitted the Xbox 360 version of L.A. Noire wasn’t the only version having issues fitting the entire game on a single disc. Team Bondi completely dropped two “desks” from the game.
Brendan McNamara told PSM3 Magazine:
“We had a Bunko and Burglary desk – bunko is fraud and burglary is just people robbing houses and stuff – we had eleven full cases for that, which we wrote and did the design for to a certain extent – we even did the art for them too, but it just got to a point where we were never going to fit it on one Blu-ray,” he said.
“It just becomes super prohibitive at that point. I think there might have been a better arc if we did do that – you get more of a chance to introduce different things – but in terms of the overall experience I think we did pretty well.”
We knew L.A. Noire was a big game but, completely exceeding a 50GB Blu-ray Disc is pretty amazing – L.A. Noire has to be the first game to do so (at least the first game we know about).