Max Payne 3 on console delayed, PC edition delayed more
Rockstar Games has pushed back the release date of of its bullet-time-in-Brazil third-person action game Max Payne 3. Originally planned for a March 2012 release, the game is now pencilled in for a 18 May release in the UK for 360 and PS3.
The PC edition is due on 1 June.
Apparently, the reason for the delay is to “ensure that Max Payne 3 deliver the highest quality”. You can find out how it’s shaping up in our latest preview.
Rockstar parent company Take-Two has readjusted its revenue expectations for the fiscal year ending 31 March as a result of the delay. Net revenue is estimated to drop by $210-$230 million.
“We do not take changes to our release schedule lightly, and this short delay will ensure that Max Payne 3 delivers the highest quality, groundbreaking entertainment experience that is expected from our Company,” stated Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick.
“With Max Payne 3 now slated for May, our robust line-up of upcoming releases for fiscal 2013 is even stronger, including BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and other titles yet to be announced for release that year.
“Fiscal 2013 is poised to be one of our best year’s ever. We are well positioned to deliver growth and profitability over the long term.”
Take-Two will announce its third quarter financial results on February 2nd.