The Rockstar Pass, a promised downloadable add-on for L.A. Noire, has missed its planned release date.

The mysterious extra was previously listed to launch yesterday on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

There's no sign of the Rockstar Pass on Xbox.com and no mention in boxed copies of the game.

This week's Marketplace update does however bring L.A. Noire Xbox themes, a L.A. Noire Fedora and a L.A. Noire Stage Dress for your Avatar.

What is the Rockstar Pass? Microsoft's earlier press release didn't let on. "In celebration of launch on May 17 take your L.A. Noire experience to the next level and download the 'L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass' add-on," it stated.

Could it unlock access to the assorted pre-order exclusive content? The "A Slip of the Tongue" and "Naked City" cases are being doled out free by specific retailers.

Does the delay signify a shift in Rockstar's plans? Or did Microsoft let slip early?

Another upcoming add-on, the Nicholson Electroplating Arson Case, has also been spotted. Developer Team Bondi has also suggested cut content could also be reinstated.

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