Up until today, Take-Two Interactive was promising BioShock 2, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia II and Max Payne 3 would all arrive in the first half of 2010. Starting with Brink, however, we're starting to see publishers move games out of the spring and into the fall and Take-Two is joining that movement with Max Payne 3, which will no longer arrive in the first half of 2010.
On a financial call today, Take-Two said the now Rockstar-developed Max Payne 3 will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of 2010. In other words, between August and October.
Looks like fall 2010 (or thereabouts) is already getting crowded for shooters.