Bad news for LA Noire fans, as its spiritual successor Whore of the Orient has been canceled after 4 years of development.

Whore of the Orient development has been canceled

Whore of the Orient would be an action adventure game clearly based on the mechanics and style of LA Noire and it was going to be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

A“Whore of the Orient was the spiritual successor to L.A. Noire. We were going to use that tech and we were going to create a game set in the 1930s, maybe 1940s, of Shanghai,” Derek Proud, a producer at Team Bondi, said during aGamehugs podcast (via Finder.com.au). “Shanghai was the only place in the world you could go to in the 1930s and 1940s if you didn’t have a passport. So everybody who was running from something went to Shanghai. The whole city was run by a gangster called Big-Eared Du and it’s just the most fascinating time, place and setting.”

The reasons for the cancellation have not been specified, but it was something expected after the silence of the development team from past 2 years. At the moment it’s not yet officially confirmed, but it is expected that we will soon receive a statement from the studio.

Via: PCGamer