Max Payne 3 multiplayer video teased

Posted by Mike Luttrell

The latest entry in Rockstar's Max Payne series will have a heavy focus on multiplayer.

That much is evident from the publisher's latest video trailer of the game. Rockstar boasts that in this iteration of the franchise, "Max Payne's combination of highly-responsive and cinematic shooting action to multiplayer."

To date, the series has been comprised entirely of single-player adventures, and even as such the games have received very positive reviews.

Rockstar, of course, is best known for its Grand Theft Auto titles, which are engineered to create controversy.

But the publisher has a history of creating other, epic games that don't get as much attention but are often praised just as highly from critics.

Max Payne is one of those franchises. It's still a bloody and violent game, but in this series that content is portrayed much more in context with the storyline.

The game has an emphasis on guiding players through a captivating adventure, such that the violence is not gratuitous; it's necessary and pivotal to keep players' attention.

So, in other words, Max Payne 3 is anticipated by gamers who just like a good game. It's proof that Rockstar doesn't have to be controversial.