Max Payne 3 Details Are In

It seems that Max is most definitely back and “isn’t the booze-soaked hulk we’d been led to expect.” The new issue of Edge has all the details, and the game is set in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and is a joint effort between Rockstar Vancouver, New England, Toronto, and London.

Max Payne 3’s art director, Rob Nelson, had the following to say:


“We have a lot of talented people across all our studios and this just means we can bring the right people in for a specific task when needed – and it gives the games a consistant level of quality and an approach that’s Rockstar.”

Bullet-time makes a return, with the meter being charged by killing enemies. There’s a wheel-based weapon selection system in place too, which should hopefully allow for a smooth transition between weapons. The environments are fully destructible, which is bad news for Max as a new cover system uses it.

To up the realism, hundreds of hours of motion capture footage have been recorded. Despite releasing details to the contrary, Max Payne’s original voice artist will once again take on his role.

As with seemingly every game these days, Max Payne 3 will ship with an online multiplayer, although there are no details as to how this will work.

Source: Edge via VG247



  1. The earlier games were a mixed bag but this sounds promising, not sure about the multiplayer.

  2. *Sigh* Pointless multiplayer component = multiplayer trophies = no platinum for me :(

    • They could take an Uncharted 2 approach to multiplayer trophies- try it once and you’ve got them.

      • or Dead Space 2 were there are none.

      • Very true. Fingers crossed heh. Won’t stop me getting the game of course (assuming it is any good…) but I would prefer a single player only trophy set.

      • what? I’m pretty sure you have do do some mad things to get trophies in Uncharted’s multiplayer.

      • yes but does are dlc trophies and can still get platinium without them.

      • our at most the crysis 2 method… they’re about 10 of them, but are a walk in the park…

  3. “The environments are fully destructible…”

    Are we talking GeoMod engine Red Faction 1 style or will this be limited somehow?
    Sounds interesting. Never really got into the Max Payne franchise.

  4. Why do games like these always add in a cheap online component, no thanks

  5. Is Red Deads still working?

  6. Not a massive fan of multiplayer, especially if there are trophies with it. Doesn’t grab my attention as much as single players.

  7. Sounds good. Well, all except the multi-player.

  8. It’s Sao Paulo.

  9. anyone ever play Stanglehold’s multiplayer? it will probably be along those lines, could be a lot of fun…and for gods sake stop complaining about an added feature to a game that will bring a lot more value to it, especially if they add stuff like co-op, and bot rooms.

  10. Looking forward to it!

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