Take Two Interactive have released their Financial Results Report for its second quarter ended: April 30, 2010, and within it was just one line confirming the delay of Max Payne 3 - yet again!
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The game was originally intended for a 2009 release date, but had confirmation of its delay until late 2010 in Take Two’s Financial Results Report at the end of 2009. Now in a moment of déjà vu, it has happened again! The most recent Financial Results Report detail the following:
Take-Two is providing initial guidance for the third quarter ending July 31, 2010 and fourth quarter ending October 31, 2010, and is increasing its guidance for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2010 to reflect the successful launch of Red Dead Redemption and the Company’s better than expected second quarter results.
L.A. Noire, Mafia II and Sid Meier’s Civilization V are planned for release in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010; and
The launch of Max Payne 3 has been moved out of fiscal 2010.
As stated by Rockstar who are developing the game, “This is Max as we’ve never seen him before, a few years older, more world-weary and cynical than ever. We experience the downward spiral of his life after the events of Max Payne 2 and witness his last chance for salvation.”
It is likely that the delay will allow Rockstar to polish and further improve the game, so the wait at least may not have been in vain!
Thanks to Jonah Falcon for this news tip.
Playstatic will keep you updated on any future developments.