L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire needs a 14 GB Day 1 patch on Switch

The physical version still requires the hefty update.

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Even though it's the re-release of a 2011 classic, L.A. Noire on the Nintendo Switch will need users to download a rather hefty update patch at launch, November 14.

Users who purchase the digital downloadable version will get the whole updated package of 29 GB, but weirdly enough those who get the physical game card will also need to download no less than 14 GB to the system's free space.

In other words, this means the digital purchase of L.A. Noire makes having additional storage space via microSD mandatory, and the physical version will still fill up a good portion of the Switch's 25.9 GB default available space (that's if you don't have anything else installed/stored).

MicroSD usage aside, the situation is making fans wonder what's in the cartridge - either 14 GB of outdated data has to be replaced or, as many suspect, Rockstar is just using a 16 GB card and thus the update just completes a half-released game digitally. Either way, the company makes clear the update is required, as the patch is "containing required gameplay data as well as general bug fixes and improvements".

Only Cole Phelps knows the truth behind this mystery so far. What do you think?

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