Max Payne 3 Delayed

Once expected to arrive this winter, Rockstar Vancouver's action game sequel Max Payne 3 has suffered a delay, and is now due between August 1 and October 31, 2010.

The revelation was tucked away within studio owner Take-Two Interactive's fiscal results--the release window corresponds to the fourth quarter of Take-Two's fiscal year--with the company noting that Mafia II is still on track for the first half of 2010.

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

From The Chatty
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    December 3, 2009 1:20 PM

    Can't say I'm disappointed. Hopefully they're delaying it because of the fan backlash so they can undo most of the things they fucked up. Yeah, right.

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      December 3, 2009 1:39 PM

      There are rumours a bunch of the dev team quit Rockstar, that could be a contributing factor.

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        December 3, 2009 2:29 PM

        They're not the original developers anyway, what does it matter?

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        December 3, 2009 2:29 PM

        Wow, that's pretty interesting. Can't say I blame them, although I'm just speculating the reasons why they left have to do with the game itself.

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          December 3, 2009 3:05 PM

          Yes, I'm sure they all decided that unemployment was a much better alternative to working on Max Payne 3.

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            December 3, 2009 3:37 PM

            yeah they didn't want to go into the history books as the guys that ruined Max Payne...

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      December 3, 2009 3:18 PM

      It stinks of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

      Everyone complains about how shit it looks so they do a complete revamp.

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      December 5, 2009 5:38 PM

      Must make the sequel the same game, in the same tired New York , with the same derivative Noir plots...I for one welcome an actual change of scene. For those of you that can't imagine a noir story in the tropics, then go watch Casablanca...or play Grim Fandango. Can't imagine a fat, balding cop? Watch Die Hard. Perhaps the game might benefit from having colours other then shades of grey.

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