Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games has said that with Max Payne 3, they are looking to bring about a reinterpretation of the modern shooter. The publishing label, owned by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is hoping to offer a truly unique and amazing experience by combining great gunplay with a dark and cinematic single-player story. He also added that it is the deepest multiplayer that they’ve made till now. Max Payne 3’s early response from critics has been truly outstanding.
Max Payne 3 offers the series’ typical combination of precise shooting, smooth movement and Bullet Time online in a wide range of different competitive and co-operative modes that will let players compete against each other in free-for-all deathmatches, for the honor to play as Max Payne in Payne Killer. Players can alternatively build out events in the single-player story in Gang Wars.
Max Payne 3 also features Crews, which are basically persistent clans of friends that have the ability to play together online, forming alliances and rivalries while keeping an eye on progress and even Crew Feuds through Rockstar Games Social Club, Rockstar’s online hub.
These Crews will be available across different platforms and game titles and so Crews formed in Max Payne 3 being available for players in Grand Theft Auto V and other titles.
Max Payne 3 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB, and is available in North America for a retail price of $59.99. The international release of Max Payne 3 will be on May 18, 2012, and the PC-version will be launched in North America on May 29, and internationally on June 1.