Part 2 of this Week's Asked & Answered: Max Payne 3 Details and More

Posted on February 15 2012, 7:52am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Games

As promised, today we present part 2 of this week's Asked & Answered session, with even more of your questions taken from the Newswire comments, Twitter replies, Facebook messages and emails to our Mouthoff inquiry inbox... If you missed it earlier, you can find a link to our previous official responses to questions about Max Payne 3, Grand Theft Auto V and more right here.

“I've waited nearly 10 years for this. Will Max Payne 3 feature any driving this time around? I know you guys avoided it so it doesn't seem like a version of a Grand Theft Auto game but since Max is 10 years in and established as its own, will you add that in?” - Dymez510
“Max is there more in-depth hand-to-hand combat with interaction of environment?” - zell92i75

As we’ve stated in the past, we’re working very hard to ensure that we’re being faithful and true to the heritage of Max Payne – and the heart and soul of Max Payne gameplay has always been as a pure shooter. Apart from some pretty cool melee kills that can be triggered when in close quarters with an enemy (check out the very end of the latest Design and Technology video for an exemplary pistol-whipping), we have no intention of betraying that to introduce driving/racing or brawling elements. Just get ready for some of the most cutting-edge, advanced and insane shooting gameplay you’ve ever experienced. If you want driving, we do make some other games. This game is all about story driven gun play.

“With the trend of video games becoming 'easier' to complete to cater to the casual market in the hope of everybody completing the game, can we expect a challenging hardcore Max Payne game? I remember from previous Max Payne games, there being tough levels with intense shoot-outs. Can we expect the same with MP3?” - ILikeVideo-Games

Yes – while we’re not going to go into too much detail about the specifics of it just yet, we can answer that there will indeed be varying optional difficulty levels for players to play through the single-player story with - so that the game can be a challenging, satisfying and fun experience for players of all skill levels, and special rewards for completing on harder difficulty levels – we will have more details soon.

“Thanks for answering my Max Payne 3 question! Ok... I know I'm making a stupid request but... somehow, in Max Payne 3, could you please put some producers and writers commentaries? I wanna know everything you got inspired with, how you did it and why you did it. Some fans would appreciate this idea too!” - received via Mouthoff

Not a stupid request at all! Although we most likely won’t be including development chronicles or commentaries within the game itself, if for no other reason than we rarely have much spare room on our game discs, we’d definitely recommend you pay close attention to some of the content online that will continue to hit in the lead-up to game release – including our behind-the-scenes Research posts and Rockstar Recommends series here at the Rockstar Newswire, the continuing Design and Technology Series of videos, and exclusive interviews we’re giving with gaming sites discussing the development of Max Payne 3.

“@rockstargames Wow, I have a lot of questions. Are you going to be divulging the full list of classic characters for Max Payne 3's Special Edition?”
- DrDeanDarko (via Twitter)

Yes, we will be confirming the full list of characters in Max Payne 3 Special Edition’s Classic Character Multiplayer Pack soon.

“R* are you planning to make DLCs for mp3 in the future ?
I’m looking forward to this game, because Max Payne 1 and 2 are one of the greatest games and game experiences for me :D this game will be awesome !!!!! :D”
- Maxx-Paiin

Thank you. It’s great to see hardcore Max Payne fans such as yourself getting excited for the game’s release – as we’ve said before, we’re working very hard to ensure a faithful but still fresh and new Max Payne title for you all. As for future looking downloadable content, it’s a bit early yet for us to confirm exactly what shape Max Payne 3 DLC might take as we’re still in the planning stages for that, but yes we do plan to support Max Payne 3 with content post-release to properly extend the game experience for fans.

“Okay, question time!
Will we see the nifty TV shows from the previous two in Max Payne 3?”
- ABoyandHisX

Very possibly...

“In footage of the game, we see Max in both São Paulo and back in New York City. Are the New York city parts solely at the beginning of the game, or are they perhaps a part of flashback missions throughout the story?” - received via Mouthoff

We don’t want to give too much away about the game’s narrative structure, but the game is about Max coming to terms with his experience in São Paulo and the events that took him there, so they are spread throughout the game, like memories triggered by events in São Paulo.

“Any news about Max Payne on iOS?” - avbros

Yes – following the release of Grand Theft Auto III for iOS (and Android devices) late last year, the original Max Payne will be our next release for mobile devices. We will have an official announcement soon confirming the release date, but you can expect it to finally be released sometime in the next couple months.

“Rockstar, if I may ask, what is the relationship like between you and Remedy?” received via Mouthoff

Remedy are great long-time friends of ours - they may be an external development studio not part of the internal Rockstar system, but we’ve always loved what they create, and their passion for games, and feel a certain kinship in that they are a studio not afraid of creating original and unique story-driven game experiences very different from the norm. We admire and respect all game makers who stick to their guns and make interesting and original games, and in particular ones like Remedy that we’ve had the pleasure to work with ourselves and know to be good guys as well. As creators of the Max Payne series, we’ve been honored to have them directly involved with us in the making of Max Payne 3 and at the same time, it’s been a thrill to be in the loop along the way seeing what they’re up to with Alan Wake and the new American Nightmare release coming out. If you’ve never checked that game out, we definitely recommend having a look.

“Are there any hopes of us getting a Bully 2? I loved the original and it’s been, what, 5 years? Please make another one.” - siim2200
“Hey, and Bully 2? It’s Real? Please make Bully 2! The world needs a Bully 2” - Julio Cësar (via Facebook)

We absolutely love that over 5 years later, we’re still seeing so much enthusiasm for Bully - all we can say is to see the answer from Monday's Asked & Answered about L.A. Noire! We really love Bully ourselves and may also make a sequel at some point.

  • blade1445on July 14 2012, 12:51amReplyFlag
    hey R* i know you wont answer me but ill try first of all i love the new gta v screen shots there awsome iam trully greatful good job on the my qoustion is are you going to be showing off gta v at gamescom 2012?
    • Bryant_182on July 8 2012, 9:05pmReplyFlag
      as Mr.juan7157 says, I know this off topic but please do not delete my post, I'm a big fan of you since gta 3, and with all due respect, I beg you just to say if you will be in the gamescom next month and if you will reveal some information there?, to be honest I'm a little anxious to know something of gta 5 and I'm not the only one, the lack of info is killing me.
      • juan7157on June 19 2012, 4:01pmReplyFlag
        I know its probably off topic but when is there going to be a a&a of gta v?
        • Superpupjeon June 11 2012, 10:08amReplyFlag
          Hi Rockstar, thank you SO MUCH for RDR and all three Max Paynes!!! My favourite games, by far.
          Is there any chance you might reissue Max Payne 1 & 2 for the Xbox 360 with the current engine?
          That would be PERFECT. I hope (and suspect) lots of people agree with me on this, and hope you'll seriously consider it. Thanks so much!
          • HIBMFLon April 10 2012, 2:38pmReplyFlag
            I saw what you said there, about bully and the "the answer from Monday's Asked & Answered about L.A. Noire", its on the final question... :)
            • batik89on April 4 2012, 8:37amReplyFlag
              I'm intrigued to know more about AGENT. Can you tell us a little bit about it and when we'll get some update?
              • batik89on April 4 2012, 8:37amReplyFlag
                I'm intrigued to know more about AGENT. Can you tell us a little bit about it and when we'll some update?
                • R* Yon March 20 2012, 11:26amReplyFlag
                  @Basti-NL We hope to have another edition of Asked & Answered in the next couple weeks
                  • gtakilla513on March 20 2012, 2:18amReplyFlag
                    sweet i hope a bully comes very soon yay :)
                    • Basti-NLon March 9 2012, 9:11amReplyFlag
                      When will the next A&A be?
                      • rskueemon March 2 2012, 11:40amReplyFlag
                        I'm huge fan of you Rockstar.For me you are king of making of games.Remedy have won the hearts of PC fans,now its your time for RDR,come on.I will buy this game two time if it comes on PC just because you deserve more revenue and make another awesome game for us.Please sir give RDR on PC.I know its a dumb question but request sir.
                        • rskueemon March 2 2012, 11:29amReplyFlag
                          Why such a huge time gap between Max Payne 2 and Max Payne 3 and in future fans will also wait Max Payne for long time?What inspirations behind Brazil and story?
                          • rskueemon March 2 2012, 11:26amReplyFlag
                            I love Kung fu edition in Max Payne.Why you didn't give in Max Payne 2?Any Kung fu edition or new edition in Max Payne 3?
                            • executive164on February 26 2012, 5:55pmReplyFlag
                              hey rockstar i know this is a dumb question and all because your hard at work on gta 5 ,and preparing to release max payne 3 ,but is there the littlest possibility that we will get any new gta 4 DLC
                              • TheEasterPiggsyon February 25 2012, 10:11pmReplyFlag
                                Red Dead. PC.
                                • R* Aon February 19 2012, 5:52pmReplyFlag
                                  @vixer0067 See the 3rd question from last - above!

                                  “Any news about Max Payne on iOS?” - avbros

                                  Yes – following the release of Grand Theft Auto III for iOS (and Android devices) late last year, the original Max Payne will be our next release for mobile devices. We will have an official announcement soon confirming the release date, but you can expect it to finally be released sometime in the next couple months
                                  • vixer0067on February 19 2012, 12:38pmReplyFlag
                                    When appear Max Payne 1 for IPhone???
                                    • R* Aon February 19 2012, 9:18amReplyFlag
                                      Thanks everyone for the continued questions - a reminder to make sure to shoot them to as that's the best way to make sure we see them. And look for a new edition of Asked and Answered at some point in the next couple weeks. Cheers all!

                                      @B_E_N_1992 Please avoid spamming the same comment in multiple article posts

                                      • B_E_N_1992on February 19 2012, 8:21amReplyFlag
                                        Next Design and Technology Series please. Already had 2 of the 5.. hope 3rd one comes soon like in a week or so.
                                        • Joaoseinhaon February 18 2012, 5:29pmReplyFlag
                                          Hello Rockstar.I am a real fan of GTA,and I am sure you are pretty tired of hearing us begging for info about GTA V,but until these months,will you reveal any small info like pictures and such?
                                          Also,are any of those GTA V leaks on the internet true?

                                          Finally,do you check some gaming forums like GTANetwork?It has forums about literally anything involved with GTA,and many ideas for GTA V.

                                          Anyway,hope you answer/consider my comment.

                                          By the way,I didn't play the other max payne games,but I am looking forward to this one.Especially because of the city,since I'm portuguese myself(Portugal,not Brazil though).
                                          Good luck with your current/future releases,since I feel this comment is getting too big,lol.
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