“Sorry guys. Couldn’t make the party.” Bloody loser.
The latest financial results from Take-Two Interactive suggest that Max Payne 3, which was due for a release in 2010, has now been delayed yet again, with the publisher saying within that "the launch of Max Payne 3 has been moved out of fiscal 2010."
The game, in development at Rockstar Vancouver, was initially meant for a late 2009 release, before being delayed to 2010.
CEO Ben Feder:
“While we do not take the movement of any title lightly, our recent success with Red Dead Redemption illustrates the importance and the benefit of giving a title the time it needs in order to fulfil its potential in the marketplace. The team at Rockstar is focused on making this the best experience in interactive entertainment.”
The title does not appear in the company’s 2010 fiscal year, which ends on the 31st of October, and this means that it could see a very late Q4 release, but most likely it will make 2011 instead, according to some.
By the time the game gets out, it will be going on a decade since the last game, Max Payne 2, was released. The first game in the series came out in 2001.
Source: Max Payne 3 slips out of FY 2010 [VG247]