Rumor: GTA 4 Team Working on PS3 Exclusive, Warriors Veterans Handling Max Payne 3

A new entry in the long-dormant Max Payne series and a new PlayStation 3 exclusive are both in development at internal Rockstar studios, going by the latest batch of rumors from print magazine EGM and sister website 1UP.

Max Payne 3 is apparently is development up at Rockstar Toronto, the studio responsible for the movie-inspired beat 'em up The Warriors. Considering the upcoming movie, a new game in the action-heavy shooting series would come as little surprise, though studio owner Take-Two has remained tight-lipped.

Originally created by Remedy Entertainment, the first Max Payne debuted in 2001. Publisher Take-Two then purchased the property from Remedy and producer 3D Realms in 2002, with a Remedy-developed sequel following in 2003.

A third game was teased at the end of the sequel's credits, though Remedy--currently at work on Alan Wake--soon noted that it was not developing the next Max Payne.

As for the new PlayStation 3 exclusive, the publication had little to offer, only noting that it is being helmed by Grand Theft Auto IV veterans Rockstar North.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 27, 2008 7:31 AM

    I never played The Warriors. Was that game any good?

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      August 27, 2008 8:45 AM

      It was really fun. Just a blast to have your gang start trashing everything in sight. The fighting was much improved over the previous GTA games. PLUS, it included a fun side-scrolling beat-em-up, reminiscent of Final Fight.

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      August 27, 2008 8:49 AM

      It was really good, though the art looked dated even when it released (I seem to recall it had been in development for a long time). The story and characters were surprisingly well done in the first half to two-thirds, which didn't follow the script of the movie. I thought it got weaker after that.

      But I've played through it twice, and probably would again if I had the time.

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        August 27, 2008 9:57 AM

        It was one of the unfortunate games that came out right as the 360 was first coming out (it was an Xbox 1 game). In my opinion its the best beat em up game ever made. And also, the best movie based game as well. Very well done. Sadly I think not enough people know of the movie

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          August 27, 2008 10:44 AM

          Hmm, I may have to go out and find a copy then. I hope it works on my 360, otherwise, I'll just have to break out my original Xbox if I can find it.

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      August 27, 2008 10:39 PM

      Ever since playing the Warriors I had hopes that the fighting techniques and mugging aspects would make it into GTA4 much like stealth came over from Manhunt. Shame they didn't do it.

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