Remedy CEO says Max Payne 3 will be “worth the wait”
Rockstar Games consulted with Remedy on a number of occasions. End result is “f**king brilliant”.
Many argue that Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 is not a “true” Max Payne sequel – where is the noire style art, they ask? Where is the brooding, dark atmosphere? Why the hell is Payne bald and fat? These are some of questions that can only be answered when the game releases on May 18, but among the doubters, at least one man believes the game will be awesome. And that man just happens to be former Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment boss Matias Myllyrinne.
Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Myllyrinne says, “It’s f***ing brilliant. I’ve had a chance to play it and we’ve worked with Rockstar a little bit – obviously, they’re doing the heavy lifting. They’re doing the development. But they wanted our input on a couple of occasions and we’ve had loads of our people, our core group, who worked on the first two games, give input and it’s awesome.”
“Those guys, they just don’t put out bad games. And so, in that respect, it’s very – it’s almost like the best position to be in. It’s like somebody’s making a great game and you just get to give them input, and it’s already brilliant so I’ve enjoyed it,” he said. “I can’t obviously – I don’t want to give any spoilers and can’t give out any spoilers, but it’s a testament to their attention to detail and it’s a testament to their passion and dedication. It’ll be worth the wait.”
How much of the game is a departure from previous Max Payne titles remains to be seen. But getting the thumbs up from Remedy themselves at least ensures that the game, regardless of being a ‘Max Payne’, will be good.
Max Payne 3 will be out on May 18 for PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will release on May 28.