He's hardly Duke Nukem (thank all that is good and right in the history of existence), but Max Payne has been continuously tardy to his own party for quite some time. Originally slated for release in 2009, Max Payne 3's been delayed so many times that people began to wonder if the man who clearly took his name from this website had quietly bitten the big one. That, however, is most certainly not the case. No more slow-mo development shenanigans: Max Payne 3's coming out next March.
In the same announcement, Take-Two was also a bit more forthcoming about the game's multiplayer aspect, which – if we were betting men – we'd bet the farm is behind the bulk of the delay. (We're not, though. Also, we don't own a farm.) Regardless, it sounds significantly more substantial than the half-baked fare that usually attaches itself to the seedy underbelly of single-player focused games.
“In a unique twist, Max Payne 3 multiplayer delivers a compelling experience that dynamically alters maps and mode progression for all players in a match,” read the announcement. “Along with traditional multiplayer modes, Max Payne 3 will also include a deep reward and leveling system, persistent clans and multiple strategic load-out options.”
All good things, certainly, but “bullet time that doesn't totally break the experience – and possibly long-range projectile John Woo dove swarms” would also have been an acceptable answer. At any rate, we'll probably find out more soon. After all, March isn't that far away.