Rockstar on Max Payne 3, 3D Gaming, and Surprises

Max Payne 3 is definitely a highly anticipated title. It's also a game that fans of the original may be scared to play due to the incredible legacy of the series. In a recent interview with Variety, Rockstar President Sam Houser addressed the series' nostalgia, his thoughts on 3D gaming, and the element of surprise in video games.

Regarding Max Payne 3, Houser stated that the game would feature a gripping storyline that may sound linear on paper, but will most certainly have its fair share of surprises. According to the Rockstar president, the company is treating Max Payne 3 like a film, just like they have with most of their previous games. Additionally, the game's multiplayer is set to include elements of the single-player campaign, which should prove to be an interesting endeavor.

While briefly discussing 3D in Max Payne 3, Houser stated that the game may include the feature on the PC, but he made it clear that he wasn't exactly crazy about this fad. According to Houser, developers have yet to fully utilize 3D to its maximum potential. "I don't think anyone has solved the riddle of how you make 3D an integral part of the gaming experience," he stated.

If you think Rockstar has been holding back on major Max Payne 3 reveals, you're probably right. Houser expressed his sentiments toward the element of surprise, which he feels is lost in gaming these days. Personally, I agree, and the fact that Rockstar has decided to keep much of what Max Payne 3 will bring to the table under wraps is a great move.

Max Payne 3 is scheduled to launch in 2012. I know I'll be watching out for it. Will you?