Former LA Noire devs reportedly laid off as new project is put on hold

Whore of the Orient game needs fresh investment

KMM, the Australian film, TV and games production house that absorbed staff from shuttered LA Noire maker Team Bondi, has reportedly suffered significant layoffs due to a lack of funding that has seen its Whore of the Orient project put on hold.


Multiple sources told MCV that the development team is no longer working on the next-gen and PC title, a detective thriller set in 1936 and previously described as similar in genre to LA Noire.

In a statement issued to MCV, KMM spokesperson Doug Mitchell would only confirm that the studio is still keen to release the game, which requires additional funding.

He said: "Whore of the Orient is a unique and extraordinary story and game, and we are still actively pursuing the right investor to partner with."