Today we're proud to announce that Max Payne 3 for PC is now available worldwide at retail and via digital download.
Developed in parallel with the critically acclaimed console versions, Max Payne 3 for PC delivers the ultimate Max Payne 3 experience, supporting a wide range of PC specifications, plus advanced graphics options, scalable high-resolution textures and character models, DirectX11 features, LAN support, multi-monitor support and stereoscopic 3D compatibility.
Max Payne 3 is the story of former New York City detective, Max Payne. His life in ruins and unable to move on from the tragic events of years past, Max looks for a new start working private security with an old friend in São Paulo, Brazil. When the wife of his employer is kidnapped by a street gang while under Max’s protection, Max’s life spirals out of control as the factions of a dangerous and unfamiliar city close in on him, conspiring to keep Max from the real reasons behind the kidnapping and his part in a much larger conspiracy.
Max Payne 3 features an all new multiplayer component that brings the series’ signature combination of precise shooting, fluid movement and Bullet Time® online in a range of co-operative and competitive modes. In addition, it features Crews[socialclub.rockstargames.com], persistent clans of friends that can play together online, building alliances and rivalries, while tracking progress and Crew Feuds at the Rockstar Games Social Club[www.rockstargames.com]. Crews extend across platforms and across game titles, with Crews created within Max Payne 3 ready and available for players in future Rockstar titles.
To celebrate tomorrow's international launch of Max Payne 3 for PC[www.rockstargames.com], check out the new Official PC Launch Trailer, comprised entirely of footage from the PC version.
Developed in parallel with the game's console versions, the PC version of Max Payne 3 supports a number of advanced graphics options, scalable high-resolution textures and character models, DirectX11 features, multi-monitor support and 3D.
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<span style="font-size: smaller">A great fan-created tour of Max's avatar customization options on YouTube. 8 minutes of character creation using various options just to scratch the surface of what's possible.</span>
After you have tailored a custom Loadout[www.rockstargames.com] of guns and special abilities and before you step into the hail of bullets on one of Max Payne 3[www.rockstargames.com]'s multiplayer[www.rockstargames.com] maps, you can create a custom player character with some of the deepest avatar customization yet seen in an online shooter. You can personalize up to six different gang member avatars, each one representing a vicious faction from Max's story - from the Crachá Preto paramilitary of São Paulo to the trigger-happy De Marcos mob family of NYC. And whether you're playing Gang Wars, Payne Killer, Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch, your uniquely customized character can be deployed for action.
Check out the video clip above found on YouTube which offers a nice little guided tour of avatar creation from a fan - and at http://www.rockstargames.com/maxpayne3/multiplayer/avatars, you can also preview a sampling of gang faction avatars and options available with choices ranging from gender to hair styles to facial characteristics and tattoos to really add a unique and menacing touch. Select a faction and randomize[www.rockstargames.com] for a just a sampling of the virtually limitless character results you can create for online war. Find out how to modify some of your faction-specific gear from your custom Loadout, plus check out a selection of new Multiplayer screenshots showing custom-created avatars of the UFE, De Marcos, Punchinellos and more in action.
<span style="font-size: smaller">With Max Payne 3's multiplayer avatar system, you can customize your online warrior literally from head to toe.</span>
Max Payne 3 for PC features a wide range of advanced graphics options, including scalable high-resolution textures and character models, as seen in the new screen above, which can be viewed in full 2560x1578 high-definition glory on-click or over at the official Max Payne 3 site[www.rockstargames.com] along with a few more.