Rockstar usually keeps its hand close to its chest when preparing a new game
for release, opting to hide the design behind cinematic trailers and cutscenes
until after launch. With Max Payne 3, however, they seem fairly open to sharing
its secrets beforehand, as displayed in this new "Design and Technology" video. It’s
more of a “demonstration video” than a typical “trailer,” but it’s still
chock-full of new gameplay footage to enjoy.
We're not complaining, though – it looks absolutely marvelous. The video
goes deep into the game's shooting, promising to provide a first-person shooter
level of accuracy without losing the third-person shooter perspective. This
lets Rockstar maintain the series' typical level of cinematic fidelity without
sacrificing accuracy, which, obviously, is good for a game based around diving
into rooms in slow motion and shooting gang members in the crotch with
shotguns. Speaking of which, there’s a ton of raw footage of bullet-time, and it
looks just like you remember it. Things turn grey, everything goes slow, and
Max kills people with guns.