Friday, February 24th 2012

Max Payne 3 PC Has "Gloriously Increased" Detail

Max Payne fans among PC gamers are in for a visual treat with Max Payne 3, for which they don't have to wait six more months than console gamers, according to a latest news release by Rockstar. The PC version of Max Payne 3 will not only launch on the same day as its console counterpart (May 29th in North America and June 1st in Europe), but will also feature "gloriously increased resolution and graphical detail in both the epic story and the explosive multiplayer modes." The publisher then went on to release three screenshots from the PC version of the game. It didn't go into much more detail, saying that it will talk about special graphics hardware support and enhancements, as well as system specs a little closer to the game's launch.



Higher resolution images can be accessed at the source.Source: Rockstar Games
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52 Comments on Max Payne 3 PC Has "Gloriously Increased" Detail

#1
pr0n Inspector
Why even call this a Max Payne game? It's like something straight out of a crappy Micheal Bay movie.
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#2
Recus
Screens are pre-rendered.

by: pr0n Inspector
Why even call this a Max Payne game? It's like something straight out of a crappy Uwe Boll movie.
Fixed.
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#3
imitation
I don't understand how anyone who has seen Crysis 1 or 2 can call these graphics "glorious". The Max Payne 3 style and level of detail remind me of Modern Warfare 2 - hard contrasts everywhere, low poly count, mediocre textures, bad lighting and unrealistic glass.
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DanTheBanjoman
SeƱor Moderator
Gloriously? Did they move the studio to North Korea to achieve that?
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#5
BiggieShady
Any sunlit outdoor scene with shadowed areas so dark look just plain wrong. Dice have spoiled us with their Frostbite 2 engine using light probes to simulate global illumination. We gotta see more engines using this technology.

... and hey Rockstar, did you know you can do subsurface scattering in shaders? ... you know, for better looking palm leaves? Guess not.
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: imitation
I don't understand how anyone who has seen Crysis 1 or 2 can call these graphics "glorious". The Max Payne 3 style and level of detail remind me of Modern Warfare 2 - hard contrasts everywhere, low poly count, mediocre textures, bad lighting and unrealistic glass.
OMG Crysis was only a good benchamrk mainly, as most could not even run it and those who could had to lower the details anyways.. Never mind the story sucked ass.

M self truely hope the game don't have uber graphics and spent time on a good story and gameplay..

Crysis piece of pos.
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imitation
by: AsRock
OMG Crysis was only a good benchamrk mainly, as most could not even run it and those who could had to lower the details anyways.. Never mind the story sucked ass.

M self truely hope the game don't have uber graphics and spent time on a good story and gameplay..
Yeah, Crysis was never that impressive gameplay-wise. But i think it's a shame that, in 2012, devs praise their game's graphics when they are just barely close to a 2007 game.
I, too, prefer gameplay over graphics, but Rockstar didn't talk about that, right?
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: imitation
Yeah, Crysis was never that impressive gameplay-wise. But i think it's a shame that, in 2012, devs praise their game's graphics when they are just barely close to a 2007 game.
I, too, prefer gameplay over graphics, but Rockstar didn't talk about that, right?
Thing is Rockstar don't really think graphics are every thing thank god. The game in this case looks good and said to have some sweet physics in it too.

As i said there is much more to a game than graphics.

Normally a UBER looking game normally suffers in one or more other ways and RS try to find that balence.
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#9
m1dg3t
:eek: $60 pre order price? No thanks :o Guess i will wait a couple/few month's for price to come down.

PC game's used to be cheaper than console's, now they are smae/similar :confused: I must be getting old :roll:
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: m1dg3t
:eek: $60 pre order price? No thanks :o Guess i will wait a couple/few month's for price to come down.

PC game's used to be cheaper than console's, now they are smae/similar :confused: I must be getting old :roll:
Games that i have been getting for years i will spend that much on them how ever others i will not.
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#11
Dent1
Looking at the screenshots I wasnt impressed at first. However, now I've seen this video about the game machanics I'm definitely impressed.

Watch this video, then make up your mind!

http://youtu.be/ULVSPVb9ktc?hd=1
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: Dent1
Looking at the screenshots I wasnt impressed at first. However, now I've seen this video about the game machanics I'm definitely impressed.

Watch this video, then make up your mind!

http://youtu.be/ULVSPVb9ktc?hd=1
It's like i said it's not just about uber graphics. making a game that have uber graphics gameplay and story is very hard to do as tech moves on with out the game if it takes to long.

I just hope they get it more stable then GTA was when it was released.
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#13
Dent1
It should be. GTA III was more open world, more unscripted CPUs running about adhoc. Whereas Max Payne is more linear. I can't see it needing anything special.

I can remember playing Max Payne 1 on my Celeron II 633Mhz / Geforce 2 MX 64MB and 256MB SDRAM. Medium detail, 1024x768...I might of had a Sempron / 9600Pro by the time MaxPayne 2 came out. Those were the days.
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#14
KieranD
by: General Lee
I've yet to see a good Rockstar PC port. Frankly higher resolution isn't something they should be bragging about.
The port of LA Noire is okay. That was updated with a DX11 patch.
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#15
fochkoph
Honestly, the first screenshot looks like a promotional image for a Call of Duty game. :p
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#16
Prima.Vera
This game will be a total failure. The first two MPs were great because of the noire atmosphere and cool voice of the main character, but this game.....hmmm
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#17
Dent1
by: Prima.Vera
This game will be a total failure. The first two MPs were great because of the noire atmosphere and cool voice of the main character, but this game.....hmmm
The game won't be a total failure. Max Payne is a big name, so it will sell well.

The atmosphere and voice will only annoy old school gamers, but the new generation won't remember the "old" Max Payne. Take a look at the video, the game is good! I actually think it might win single player third-person game of the year based on the unique game machanics.

http://youtu.be/ULVSPVb9ktc?hd=1
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AsRock
TPU addict
by: Prima.Vera
This game will be a total failure. The first two MPs were great because of the noire atmosphere and cool voice of the main character, but this game.....hmmm
O please, no ones frigging played it yet lol

by: Dent1
The game won't be a total failure. Max Payne is a big name, so it will sell well.

The atmosphere and voice will only annoy old school gamers, but the new generation won't remember the "old" Max Payne. Take a look at the video, the game is good! I actually think it might win single player third-person game of the year based on the unique game machanics.

http://youtu.be/ULVSPVb9ktc?hd=1
I wounder who his psychic is lol.

For the other response, yeah it should be a more controllable environment at least probably wishing for to much but i hope it's like Hitman maps are which are not terribly open but more so..
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Prima.Vera
by: Dent1
The game won't be a total failure. Max Payne is a big name, so it will sell well.

The atmosphere and voice will only annoy old school gamers, but the new generation won't remember the "old" Max Payne. Take a look at the video, the game is good! I actually think it might win single player third-person game of the year based on the unique game machanics.

http://youtu.be/ULVSPVb9ktc?hd=1
What old school gamers?? The game was released after 2001, or let me guess, old school gamers are the ones who played games before 2000? :D:laugh:

Here is why I loved MP that much:

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#20
Nemesis881
BUT AT WHAT COST. Rockstar games run like crap on nearly any PC that isn't top of the line. Fact.
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#21
Dent1
by: Prima.Vera
What old school gamers?? The game was released after 2001, or let me guess, old school gamers are the ones who played games before 2000? :D:laugh:

Here is why I loved MP that much:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0f/May_payne_panels.jpg
That was almost 12 years ago. You'd have to be about 23-25+ years old today to remember the old Max Payne.

Today's 12 year olds will say Max Payne who?
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#22
m1dg3t
by: AsRock
Games that i have been getting for years i will spend that much on them how ever others i will not.
I dunno, nostalgia wont net an extra $10 - $20 from me this go 'round. Perhap's i'm becoming more frugal in my elder year's :o

Never really saw any point to paying a premium for anything, got caught up a few time's in the early day's but not so much anymore. I could always wait for one of these young wipper snipper's to buy it, play it, trash it and sell it to me for $30 after a month of useage :laugh:
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#24
m1dg3t
by: NHKS
"Bullet Time" feature video (Apr 12)

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You had to post that didn't you! :banghead:

/ Tear's apart couch and dig's through pocket's in an attempt to gather enough scratch to buy on release :o
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#25
NHKS
by: m1dg3t
You had to post that didn't you! :banghead:

/ Tear's apart couch and dig's through pocket's in an attempt to gather enough scratch to buy on release :o
Well.. after I being impressed with the video I had to.. sorry for not including spoiler alert ;)

hope the final gameplay will live up to the hype
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