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Disappointment as Max Payne 3 release date slips

One of this year’s biggest game launches will certainly be the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Currently there is no concrete evidence when the game will be released, but it is not the only big game coming from Rockstar Games in 2012. Today we have news of disappointment as the Max Payne 3 release date slips back.

There will be many gamers looking forward to the game this year, but CVG are reporting that Rockstar’s parent company Take-Two, has revealed that the Max Payne 3 title has been pushed back two months. Instead of the expected release of March 2012, gamers will now have to wait until May.

The company has revealed the reasons behind their decision and said it is to “ensure that Max Payne 3 delivers the highest quality”. With this news of the game being pushed out of the financial quarter will now mean that Take-Two is expected to announce a loss for 2012.

The company added that it doesn’t make alterations to its release schedule easily, and the slight delay will make sure that the game offers “the highest quality, groundbreaking entertainment experience that is expected from our Company”.

CEO of Take-Two, Strauss Zelnick, said that the game is likely to be one of the developers “most exciting releases to date”, and feels gamers will be “amazed by Rockstar’s ability to take interactive entertainment to another level.”

With Max Payne being delayed it makes you wonder if the same may happen to GTA 5. Even though there has never been a date revealed by the company, some have suggested it could come in time for this year’s E3 event in June. Update: Max Payne 3’s new release dates have been revealed as May 15 in US, May 18 worldwide and for PC on May 29 in US and June 1 worldwide.

Are you disappointed with the delay to Max Payne 3?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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