When Rockstar announced a multiplayer mode for its upcoming action title, Max Payne 3, most of us found it unorthodox and bewildering. Why is that? Single-player shooters usually stick to single-player campaigns and tackle additional content via DLC. Well, looks like the house that GTA built is thinking outside the box, as the gaming giant’s President Sam Houser sat with Variety to discuss the game’s multiplayer development and story integration:
“We wanted to put some elements of single player into the multiplayer so the multiplayer will have a lot more detail and have elements of story in it and have a sort of an immersive quality…We think that’s something that is under-explored in multiplayer…I think the challenge of nostalgia is a profound one, because one thing about videogames is your memory tends to remove the horrendous,” Houser said. “(The games) become these great, perfect experiences. … It’s definitely a challenge to get the right pitch when you want to appeal to the fans of the original and bring in a new audience.”
Not sure what to make of Houser’s vague comments? Just reference its gaming resume, that’ll ease your worries. Anyone up for bullet-time shootouts on Xbox Live or PSN? Max Payne 3 hits retailers March 2012.