Agent, Max Payne 3 still in development

Take-Two confirms elusive espionage title, action sequel remain in the works at Rockstar Games.

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Today, Take-Two Interactive reported its earnings for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. In a conference call afterward, executives confirmed that two of the most elusive games in its development pipeline are indeed still in the works.

Despite being MIA, Max Payne 3 and Agent are still in development, says Take-Two.

When queried by an analyst, Take-Two's chief operating officer Karl Slatoff confirmed that Agent is still in active development--even though it's never been seen by the public. Revealed in 2007 and detailed at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the PlayStation 3-exclusive game will be set in a world of espionage and political assassinations at the end of the 1970s, during the height of the Cold War. Take-Two has big plans for the game, which is being worked on by the "A-Team" at Grand Theft Auto studio Rockstar North. The game has never had an official release date, and Take-Two did not offer one today.

Slatoff also confirmed that Max Payne 3 remains in development at Rockstar Vancouver. Though new screenshots for the sequel--which was first announced back in March 2009--were released late last month, little of substance has been heard about it since it was initially announced for a winter 2009 release. Delayed in December of that year, the game has since been conspicuously missing from Take-Two's release schedules, and today's calendar was no exception. Slatoff also did not offer a release date for that title.

Discussion

124 comments
Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

It looks like the games will come out, but they are being sidelined for more commercial releases like Red Dead Redemption and L.A Noire.

ziadpayne
ziadpayne

Max Payne is the best game I've ever played

Dominus-Nox
Dominus-Nox

I'd like to see Rockstar do a Sci-Fi sandbox game

rogerpenna
rogerpenna

why does Sao Paulo looks sunny and tropical in these screeshots?? I think the crew that Rockstar sent to do research in Sao Paulo, took the money and stayed in Rio instead of going to Sao Paulo!!! Max with that flowered hawaii shirt is the perfect cliche of an american tourist. It seems he wants everybody to know he is a target... btw, what the hell is the problem with Gamespot comments not accepting accents??? Now I cant use a til over the "a" in "Sao", nor an accent over the second "e" in "cliche"???

ctburesch
ctburesch

why does amazon still have it listed as being released 9/01/2011? i preordered it a year ago! Sounds more like 2012 sometime

megadeth1984
megadeth1984

Max Payne 3 will be a big let down, don't know how Max lost all his hair became Latin and gained 300 pounds, maybe the drugs. But I definitely will give it a miss. Also think about this if they did this to Max what have they done to Mona Sax? I don't even wanna know. Also the environment seems to fruity more like a spiderman game. As for Agent really looking forward to it.

downloadthefile
downloadthefile

I bought a PS3 for many games, but mostly because of Agent being PS3 exclusive. That was two years ago. Get moving Rockstar!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Max Payne was totally difference beast on the PC.

godhand2010
godhand2010

it has taken years for max payne 3 to come out. i think part 2 is such a good game. never gets boring.

Sandulf29
Sandulf29

when is it coming, i have been waiting too long for it :cry:

Dragdar
Dragdar

Max FREAKING Pain, when are we gonna see the pain dial cranked up to the max again? . i loved the first two game, The first one was better when it comes to atmosphere, the second had gameplay improvements but inferior atmpshere. i hope they dont screw up the formula by making wild changes.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

Finaly Max is coming to my country, but Rockstar keeps delaying his flight! Hell, I wanna see Max beating the crap out of some people! He can beat the crap out of me!

hazuki
hazuki

Wait a minute..People saying max payne 2 wasn't good? Did you all even play the pc version? Gosh... Its one of the best 3rd person shooters ever made

shooters125
shooters125

My bad, I'm an idiot and I didn't realize that it actually took place in a city in Brazil.

shooters125
shooters125

I really hope they change the plot for Max Payne 3. The big transition from New York to Africa doesn't really sound to well in my opinion.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Max Payne is going to take a while.....

WarGameJunkie
WarGameJunkie

Agent, if it's as good as I hope it will be, would definitely make me pick up a PS3. I hope we'll get to see some actual game play and have a release date soon. Max Payne 3 looks a little more noire than the game did in 2009 but it appears they didn't change much, they're just showing off part of the game where Max does have hair. I'm cautiously optimistic about this game. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't release until spring/summer 2012.

haz2000
haz2000

it's taking too loooooooooong!!

santinegrete
santinegrete

Go to Steam or Direct2Drive to get MaxPayne games: 1 & 2 are cheaper than DLC of some modern games, and better those some modern games also! @chilly-chill First two games weren't sand box ones. Please don't ask this one coming to be that, check LA Noire! (no sarcasm)

Amauris96
Amauris96

Okay guys...let's be honest. We ALL want Agent and Max Payne 3 by the time it comes out. I mean i've been buying all their recently made games and I've known this company since I was a kid. I trust them. I am going to want many of their genius games.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@flashn00b GTA & Max Payne originally PC games, so It's just an exception, those titles will be released on the PCs though... and btw, I don't really care about rockstar's other titles :P

flashn00b
flashn00b

Rockstar Games = No PC version :(

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

Max Payne becomeeeee uuuughhly........ less noir to me. :?

icebox98
icebox98

@ TheDarkSpot : ....im liking this more than the first time they annouced it......and it looks like they changed the idea too bcz i remember when i checked it out at rockstar.com it was called the revenge of Max Payne or something, by then max payne looked like some strange fat street criminal who's pissed for eating too much and then decides to take it out on the people or whoever the revenge was on

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

If Max Payne has been "conspicuously missing from Take-Two's release schedules", then Agent has been "in the depths of vaporware development hell"

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

Thank God they went back to Max Payne and scrapped the bald fatty. I knew they would!

hamadatoon
hamadatoon

Pleeeeeeeeez god dont do this to us . oooooh pleeeeeeeeeeez

macca366
macca366

Wait........ I just understood the word play of Max Payne. Its like maximum pain. This is just like when I realized after years of wondering, that the limewire icon was a lime. Or that Mr. Snrub was Mr. Burns backwards. I like the way Snnnrub thinks.

Archzen19
Archzen19

A game by Rockstar must be amazing.

wazzmalo
wazzmalo

I forgot about these games lol

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

i want to see something from AGENT its taking forever

evil_devil_mons
evil_devil_mons

c'mon man...i can't wait to play another max payne......please make it quick

FK_InTheCoffee
FK_InTheCoffee

Dear Max, After many years, I am still waiting for your return. I like your new pictures, much better than the ones with the bald Bruce Willis look you were sporting. I hope you don't shave your hair again. Perhaps all that heat in Brazil got to your head. After all, men like you are not accustomed to sunshine. I hope you had a nice vacation, but please come back home to New York very soon. -Sara P.S. I hear the blizzards will be record-breaking this winter.

brain20035
brain20035

Max Payne 1 was full of atmosphere, because it was developed by Remedy. Look at what they did with Alan Wake. The atmosphere is fantastic throughout that game. I hope Rockstar can do the same with this Third installment (I think they failed to do the second one enough justice). Unfortunately as of now the choices about Max being bald, old, overweight and walking in day light just don't seem right! Max without his overcoat?? God forbid!!

DITHRICH
DITHRICH

the max payne with the hair looks like charlie sheen....... any comments?

payne6705
payne6705

I adore max payne my absolute favorite game of all time. YEt stop making max payne 3. Hes now a balding, overweight, older man who doesn't even look like max anymore. Also Max Payne 2 wasn't good just stop it now. Please let the series die with what dignity it has left.

cyclonebw
cyclonebw

Agent is going to be one of the best games ever this generation.

halflife2100
halflife2100

DrKill09 the Agency was canceled a made by SOE

trdrstv
trdrstv

am I the only one that really, really really, doesn't like the idea of taking Max Payne both out of new york, and into the day time ? Why can't max be max ? I fear it'll be RE5 all over again.

Grim_Reaper007
Grim_Reaper007

Im still a little upset that Rockstar is taking over the project to be honest, I'd much rather see Remedy continue the series.

Lausanna
Lausanna

I wish they'd release more of their games to PC. I love Rockstar's work but I'm not going to buy a console just for a handful of games.

RobinGS
RobinGS

I'm happy to wait for any Rockstar game, GTA was a good game, RDR was even better and L.A Noire is a great game too. I can't imagine what they have under their sleeves for the next GTA.

mztazmz
mztazmz

@GamerLegend10 a shame huh? This will be the first game this generation in which Rockstar can focus on one platform and make the game the best it can be. That's how it was last gen with 3 GTA games made for one platform at a time. It'll be great to see what they can do:)

firedrakes
firedrakes

this is becoming duke nukem now in dev

theslimdavylp
theslimdavylp

Great to hear Max Payne 3 is still in development... maybe we'll see something at E3

Get_Shorty
Get_Shorty

I'm going to have to refresh my memory of the stories from the first two games.