Friday, December 4, 2009

Max Payne 3 delayed, Borderlands sequels teased

By Tor Thorsen, GameSpotPosted Dec 3, 2009 4:07 pm PT

Rockstar Vancouver's expert supplement pushed to Aug.-Oct. lodge as Take-Two chair Ben Feder says 2K Games has "long-term business rights" to Gearbox's action-RPG hit.

This afternoon, Take-Two Interactive stock plummeted as much as 21 proportionality following the company's downward writing of its full-year earnings estimates. Financial carnage aside, the report also bore some unwelcome programme for those wanting to play Max Payne 3. The long-awaited convey of the landmark expert series has been pushed backwards into the August-October lodge of 2010, the fourth lodge in Take-Two's business year. The mettlesome had originally been ordered for a season 2009 promulgation before being delayed to the first half of 2010.

Max Payne 3's bullet instance won't move until August 2010Â…at the earliest.

Set for promulgation on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, Max Payne 3 is currently in the works at Rockstar Games' metropolis studio, which took over development reins from Suomi class Remedy (Alan Wake). The mettlesome will wager the former New royalty personnel detective experience in dirtiness in a Rio de Janeiro slum, having bulked up and absent bald. Details on the game's programme are slim, but screens exhibit that events presently move into the gun-fueled violent gameplay that the series is famous for.

In more recognize news, Take-Two also utilised the declaration to tease the prospect of a supplement to its best-selling action role-playing game, Borderlands. In a word call with analysts, chair composer Zelnick praised the game, locution it shows "every sign of becoming an important, long-term franchise." Company chair Ben Feder then declared that the 2K Games label has secured "long-term business rights to Borderlands sequels."

The Borderlands IP remains the property of its developer, Gearbox Software, which has also hinted a supplement is planned. For the moment, though, the suburban metropolis studio is focused on the pipeline of downloadable noesis for the first Borderlands, much as the just-released--and well-reviewed--Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.

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