Original Max Payne devs offered feedback on Max Payne 3

Some fans have been nervous about Max Payne 3, the first iteration of the franchise to be developed outside of Remedy. But, what do the original developers think?

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Some fans have been nervous about Max Payne 3, the first iteration of the franchise to be developed outside of Remedy. Transferring development duties to Rockstar Games has resulted in a divisive new look for Max, and a change in locale that have many crying foul. But, what do the original developers think?

Sam Lake, creative director at Remedy, says that the new game has been "worth the wait." Adding, "now, getting near to release, it feels kind of welcoming an old friend."

Matias Myllyrinne, managing director of the studio, noted that "we've been friends with Rockstar for a very long time," and that although the team isn't directly working on the game, has provided some input on its development. "When they went about building Max Payne 3, they opened up the conversation," he told Gamespot. "They were kind enough to give us builds, and then ask for feedback. In that way, it's felt natural."

"There will be certain elements obviously that are familiar to Max Payne fans," Myllyrinne added. Recently, Rockstar Games confirmed that Max Payne 3 would feature comic book-like cinematic cutscenes and will feature "enough rain-sodden, pitch-dark nights in the game to satisfy the most ardent fan of dark and wet locations."

Max Payne 3 is due in March.

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    October 3, 2011 6:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Original Max Payne devs offered feedback on Max Payne 3.

    Some fans have been nervous about Max Payne 3, the first iteration of the franchise to be developed outside of Remedy. But, what do the original developers think?

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      October 3, 2011 6:36 PM

      I think RockStar through their portfolio of games doesn't need the advice... This part of RockStar games made "The Warriors" It'll be good, fingers crossed... I feel though it's lost all of the drama the first one had and it's heading toward a straight gritty shooter...

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      October 3, 2011 8:52 PM

      I'd love to know what Sam Lake really thinks of the script.

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        October 3, 2011 9:03 PM

        i asked him. he thinks it smells kind of strange

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      October 4, 2011 12:38 AM

      Probably will be shit. Rocktstar is a total shit developer compared to the other amazing ones out there. Not to mention that any game they've ever done on PC ran and looked like total shit. Not expecting much from this title.

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        October 4, 2011 3:19 AM

        obvious troll is obvious.

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          October 4, 2011 4:11 AM

          Your confusing trolling with bluntness. The only obvious thing is the truth. Bad developer and even more horrible gaming engine. Whoever green lighted that engine to be Rockstar's staple engine for this generation should be shot in the face.