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Max Payne 3 Delayed Until May, Debunks GTA 5 Release Date Rumours

Tom Hopkins


Rockstar will continue its trend of launching new titles in May, as Max Payne 3 is delayed by two months.

Published on Jan 17, 2012

[Update]
Rockstar has confirmed that Max Payne 3 will hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 15 May in North America, and 18 May in Europe - it'll follow on PC on 29 May and 1 June in each respective territory.

[Original story]
Max Payne 3's release date has been bumped from March to May 2012, publisher Take-Two has confirmed.

Rockstar is set to go into further detail later today.

Take-Two also revealed that the bump pushes Max Payne 3 into the 2012/2013 financial year, and that it will shave $210 - $230 million off it's current financial expectations - suggesting a direct revenue target for Rockstar's third-person shooter.

"We do not take changes to our release schedule lightly, and this short delay will ensure that Max Payne 3 delivers the highest quality, groundbreaking entertainment experience that is expected from our company," said Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick.

Take-Two also hinted at "other titles yet to be announced for release" in fiscal 2013.

Early rumours had GTA 5's release date down as May, but Max Payne 3's shift now appears to make that highly unlikely.

 

 

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