Rockstar Games brought L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files (2017) to PSVR in a surprise launch last September, bringing along with it some minigames to keep you shooting, punching, and driving with moxie well after you’d interrogated your last suspect. Now, the studio has released these previously exclusive minigames for PC VR players too.
The three VR minigame experiences, which are now available in the latest update, include shooting, boxing and racing:
- Boxing: Step into the ring as Cole Phelps and take on 12 different opponents
- Speedcar Racing: Race classic 1940’s “Speedcar” vehicles against AI opponents on three new dirt tracks
- Shooting Galleries: Keep your eye in with target practice in four different shooting galleries, each with their own challenges, targets and weapons
In a recent update log, Rockstar says it’s also improved support for the Valve Index, Vive Pro, Vive Pro Eye, Vive Cosmos, and Oculus Rift S. Those headsets were first officially supported in a late December update.
Launched on PC VR headsets back in 2017, L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files takes a few missions from the original L.A. Noire (2011) and lets players gumshoe around 1940s Los Angeles through a VR adaptation of the game’s clue gathering, witnesses interrogation, and high-speed car chases.
We gave it a middling [5.8/10] in our review, citing Rockstar’s VR revamp as “respectable” despite the overwhelming inclination that the studio had bit off more than it could chew. That said, there’s some fun to be had here in the minigames, and its good to see Rockstar filling out features in a way we haven’t seen from other ‘AAA’ studios in the space.