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Rockstar: Max Payne 3 Delayed To Add Epicness

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Posted February 13, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson





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Max Payne 3 Delayed To Add Epicness

Rockstar Games this morning answered pressing fan questions about Max Payne 3 on its website, including addressing why the game has been delayed. Here's Rockstar's official answer as to why you'll have to wait to play Max 3:

"We understand it's disappointing to have to wait another couple months for the game, but we hope you know our goal is always to deliver the best games we possibly can. Trust that the delay is all to ensure the game is as epic and highly-polished as possible. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We believe it will be well worth the wait."

Personally, I've been waiting since 2003 to play this game, so a few more months doesn't matter to me all that much. 

Other interesting information from the fan Q & A: The game will have free aim. Rockstar's full description of the shooting system is under the "Read More" tag.

Yes. The Max Payne series was built on its precise and fluid shooting mechanics, and a huge amount of work has been put into ensuring Max's aiming and weapon balance systems not only live up to the reputation of the original but also try to maximize what is possible with modern third and first-person shooters, enabling us to deliver fluid free-aim mechanics on both PC and console. To go more in-depth and see some of it in action, check out our latest Design and Technology series video focusing on targeting and weapons.

We also got some insider info about Max's signature bullet-time mechanic, and how it will work in multiplayer:

"Max Payne’s multiplayer is all about taking the physicality and tech of Max’s movement and shooting abilities and translating that directly into multiplayer in a way that fits with the overall story and the themes of the game, so getting Bullet Time right in the multiplayer experience is a huge priority. Bullet Time in multiplayer works via line of sight rather than applying to the whole level, or to a bubble around the player. While Bullet Time is Max’s special ability, it is just one of a range of special abilities  - called Bursts – that you’ll find in multiplayer. Each Burst plays on an aspect of Max Payne 3’s overall themes such as conspiracy, paranoia, heroism, betrayal – and all come into play in our new narrative-based gameplay mode, Gang Wars. You can read more first details about Max Payne 3 multiplayer here  and we will be revealing much, much more information very soon."

Also, because I'm sure you're curious: Rockstar revealed no new information on Grand Theft Auto 5 or a potential sequel to L.A. Noire

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