In November 2011, it was announced that McNamara's next game would be titled Whore of the Orient, which is described as "one of the great untold stories of the 20th century".
On 31 August 2012, the first screenshot for Whore of the Orient was released.
According to some job listings uncovered by super sleuth superannuation. The title will supposedly go into full production this year(2013). The job listings (via Kotaku) say the game will be in the style of L.A. Noire and will be "narrative action adventure title." It will also use the MotionScan technology utilized in the previous game. The game is targeted for a 2015 release, although Superannuation speculates that the timetable might be a bit ambitious, given that L.A. Noire took seven years to develop.
Whore of the Orient will be set in Shanghai in the 1930s. The game is being designed for next-gen consoles and PC and will be published by Warner Bros.
“Shanghai, 1936. Whore of the Orient. Paris of the East. The most corrupt and decadent city on the planet, where anything can be had or done for the right price. Plaything of Western powers who greedily exploit the Chinese masses. Boiling pot of Chinese nationalism, with the Kuomintang ruthlessly trying to suppress Communism and the labour movement. Home to the International Police Force, a group of Western cops hopelessly trying to keep the lid on and keep the peace.
From the development team who brought you L.A. Noire and The Getaway, along with the Academy Award winning film production team of Kennedy Miller Mitchell comes a completely new and original IP being developed for next generation games consoles and PC.
The Getaway, famous for its photo-realistic look, strong narrative and uncompromising gameplay style, sold over 4 million units on the PlayStation 2. The release of L.A. Noire set the quality bar even higher selling over 5 million units. L.A. Noire was critically heralded as a breakthrough for interactive storytelling and was the first game ever to be invited to be shown at New York’s world renowned Tribeca Film Festival. L.A. Noire has gone on to become the UK’s fastest selling original IP – a title previously held by The Getaway – and a worldwide number one hit. Using award winning animation technology to capture every actor’s facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire combined breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience.”