L.A. Noire was a commercial and critical success, a rare double-win in these days when too many developers take the easy route in order to ensure sales but not necessarily the quality of the title.
Team Bondi, the Australian developer behind the game, no longer exists, having gone under at the end of 2011. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be a L.A. Noire sequel. One day. Possibly.
As noticed by GameBlurb, a Q&A on Rockstar Games’ website shows the publisher is keeping its options open going forward:
While there won’t be any more DLC or additional content for the current release of L.A. Noire (we’re all too busy working on Max Payne 3, GTAV and other games to come), don’t count out the possibility of a new game in the L.A. Noire franchise in the future. We simply have not decided anything. We’re all very pleased with how that game turned out and are considering what the future may hold for L.A. Noire as a series. We don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually – see Max and Red Dead for evidence of that – we have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing.
Rockstar Games published L.A. Noire and, crucially, retained the intellectual property rights. This means they could, if they so desired, make a sequel in the future.
I personally hope they do, because the game is a truly unmissable experience. But not before they deliver GTA V and a sequel to Red Dead Redemption.