Skip to main content
If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Latest Max Payne 3 developer video focuses on targeting and weapons

Rockstar has released the second part of its Design and Technology video series for Max Payne 3, which goes into detail regarding Max’s targeting, weapons, and tactical movements.

The video explains how each of the systems work to create "a totally seamless and believable cinematic experience."

Rockstar said advancements in physics technology and animation allowed the team to capture "the precision targeting" of a FPS while retaining "strong characterization and story elements" intrinsic to a third-person perspective.

All-in-all, the firm is confident the technology used developing the game will provide a "greater sense of realism" to Max’s actions and reactions, while also allowing the character to adjust naturally to the on-screen position of the reticule, even in a prone state.

Become acquainted with the tech behind the game in the video below.

Max Payne 3 releases May 15 in North America and May 18 in Europe on PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will land in the US on May 29 and in Europe on June 1.

Sign in and unlock a world of features

Get access to commenting, homepage personalisation, newsletters, and more!

In this article

Max Payne

iOS, Nintendo GBA, PS2, Xbox, PC

Max Payne 3

PS3, Xbox 360, PC

Related topics
About the Author
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson avatar

Stephany Nunneley-Jackson

News Editor

Stephany is VG247’s News Editor, with 22 years experience (with 15 of them at VG247). With a brain that lacks adhesive ducks, the ill-tempered, chaotic neutral fembot does her best to bring you the most interesting gaming news. She is also unofficially the site’s Lord of the Rings/Elder Scrolls Editor.