100 devs protest omission from L.A. Noire credits

Staff made redundant from Team Bondi upset by alleged Rockstar snub

The credits for recent Rockstar hit L.A. Noire omit the names of over 100 staff who contributed to the game, claims a group of the allegedly overlooked developers.

"These people devoted their talent, creativity and passion towards the project and, as is common in the games industry, have not been credited because they were not there during the final month or two of production, or other subjective criteria," claimed the collective, via the site L.A. Noire Credits

"A significant portion of these people did not leave Team Bondi by choice: they were made redundant as art production wound down, and as Quality Assurance work was shifted off-shore to Rockstar's studios."

The group claims this may complicate efforts to seek new employment, as affected staff's work on the game cannot otherwise be verified. It also feels Team Bondi's primary development role in the game is a key moment for the Australian games industry, and full credits are required to recognise it as such.

The L.A. Noire Credits website purports to offer a more definitive list of who worked on the Rockstar game. The GTA firm has been accused of overlooking staff in credits in the past, with 55 Rockstar Vienna developers not mentioned in Manhunt 2.

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Jason Stewart Associate Producer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe10 years ago
Give credit, where credit is due.

But this seems all to common in this industry as the teams used on games reach astronomical proportions.
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Kieren Bloomfield Software Engineer, EA Sports10 years ago
Sadly this happens too often. SEGA's recent port of SEGA Rally 3 from the arcade back to Xbox Live and PSN failed to credit anyone from the defunct racing studio. Reading the credits you'd be lead to believe Sumo Digital made the whole thing themselves. I feel like someone has copied my homework and passed it off as their own.

As for this one, over 100 people missing off the list; that's a poor show. Getting names on the list shouldn't be such a big deal. Especially in an industry that likes to add dogs, cats, babies etc to the list...
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Björn Loesing Producer, OnnetCorp10 years ago
Oh, I remember being rather vexed when the entire Community team was missing from GRiD's credits.

I deeply respect Rocksteady's Arkham Asylum for their very inclusive credits. Not enough love for the Community teams in this industry.

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