Following the release of many screenshots over the past few weeks, Rockstar Games has today unleashed the second installment of their Max Payne 3 Design and Technology Video Series.
The video, titled “Targeting and Weapons”, delves into the Max Payne 3’s targeting, weapons, and tactical movement, explaining how the systems work together to create a “totally seamless and believable cinematic experience”.
In the press release accompanying the video, Rockstar state advancements in physics technology and animation have enabled them to “capture the precision targeting of a first-person shooter and retain the strong characterization and story elements intrinsic to a third-person perspective”. The well-known publisher also added, “thanks to these gameplay innovations, players will enjoy total control over Max’s movements and actions – paired with fluid and precise targeting – at all times”.
A bold statement, we’re sure you’ll agree, but going by the impressive footage shown in the latest video, it seems like they aren’t fibbing. Check out the video below, and be sure to let us know what you think.
Max Payne 3 is set to launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on May 15th in North America and May 18th internationally. The PC version will be released on May 29th in North America and June 1st internationally.