Rockstar Games announced today that their upcoming crime saga, L.A. Noire
, has been made an Official Selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, making it the first video game ever honored by the festival.
Geoff Gilmore, the Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises praised the game and developers with the following:
What Rockstar and Team Bondi have accomplished with L.A. Noire is nothing less than groundbreaking. It’s an invention of a new realm of storytelling that is part cinema, part gaming, and a whole new realm of narrative expression, interactivity, and immersion. We are poised on the edge of a new frontier.
For those not familiar, the Tribeca Film Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center, New York City to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.
Interested gamers and film buffs in the metro NYC area have the chance to attend the presentation, which is set to include an exclusive preview of the game, live demonstration and a Q&A session with Rockstar Games on April 25th, 2011 at 5:30 PM. Full ticket and event information can be found here
can't seem to arrive fast enough, but is scheduled to be released on May 17th, 2011 in North America, and on May 20th in Europe and Australia.