Max Payne 3 DLC delayed

Rockstar pushes back release of Hostage Negotiation Pack to sometime later this fall.

Max Payne 3's Hostage Negotiation Pack downloadable content was supposed to release in September. That launch window has come and gone, and Rockstar has now officially delayed the DLC to sometime later this fall.

This hostage situation will not be settled until later this fall.

"Our apologies to Max Payne fans who've been waiting for this one and the other upcoming packs; we're working hard to bring you this and all the other DLC and should have a release date to announce for this next pack very soon," Rockstar said in a statement.

The Hostage Negotiation DLC will add four new multiplayer maps (Club Moderno, Estadio Do Galatians, O Palacio Strip Club, and Favela Heights), as well as three new items: Intimidation Mask (slows down opponents' reload time), Bomb Suit (protects against explosive damage), and Explosive Burst (creates fiery booby traps).

Additionally, the Hostage Negotiation DLC for Max Payne 3 will add two new weapons to players' arsenals. These include the M24 Sniper Rifle and the IA2 Assault Rifle.

When the pack does launch, it will set gamers back $10 on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The DLC is free for those who hold a $30 Rockstar Pass, which unlocks all planned add-on content for Max Payne 3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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matthewmtg
matthewmtg

...to not even include a 'Last Man Standing' Mode (by default)  for the single-player fans is even more of a disgrace. 

 

Sure wish I could have a one-on-one (face to face) meeting with the lead game designer for Max Payne 3.  Would relish the opportunity to witness how he would justify/respond to my precise and accurate comments.  

matthewmtg
matthewmtg

Beyond ridiculous that RockStar has (so far) chosen to provide absolutely zero single-player DLC.  

 

The entire Max Payne experience was founded on a single-player-focus, a focus that provided the user that semi-unique and original feel, thanks to the whole bullet-time element, mixed in with some pretty good story-telling to boot.

 

Rushing around levels at 100 MPH blasting everything in sight is not what Max Payne was/is about.  How RockStar could possibly argue with this is beyond me.

 

Shame on you Rockstar.  

 

 

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

Probably a good thing. Rockstar is always into quality.

tightwad34
tightwad34

It should be noted that Rockstar doesn't try to push DLC down our throats. This is a prime example, one of many infact. Actually, they don't try to push anything down our throats. We still don't know when GTAV is coming. This is much more than I can say for a lot of devs out there. They get my utmost respect for not appearing to be greedy.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

First they cut 2 of the 5 planned DLCs, now the remaining ones are delayed and the pass is more expensive compared to just buying the DLC one by one.

Good I didn't fall for that, but Max Payne 3 (aka "cutscene pain") was making it extremely hard on me to raise interest to spend money on it in the first place.

 

I feel somewhat sorry for those that preordered, but they'll know better next time, they had to learn it the hard way.

 

Let's hope it's also a learning lesson for Rockstar and that they won't do the same DLC whoring with GTA 5.

Then again, if GTA 5 requires a permanent online connection, Rockstar account and Rockstar launcher (or *shudder* Games for Windows Live), then it's dead for me too.

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

Rockstar, give me an all-inclusive release and I won't delay giving you some support.

victorlamy
victorlamy

the game is on life support ever since it came out. silly r* pass

SolidTy
SolidTy

Glad I didn't buy that $30 rockstar season pass dealie.

 

In fact, I am glad I didn't buy Max Payne 3 yet, lol. I had it for 3 days, and decided to wait on a price drop for $20 or GOTY edition. :P

LynQ
LynQ

is it me or did the guy in the pic look like bane ?

lexluis
lexluis

I'm sure thet'll make a Goty or Complete edition of the game, I'll wait for it

ilantis
ilantis

I think the season pass for a rockstar game is pointless, they'll nver be able to publish content at the same rate you would expect from a company like activision or EA

twyz
twyz

Anyone who bought the season pass must be feeling ripped off. It cost $30 but if your buy all the DLC individually it only adds up to about $17.

AtlanticRock
AtlanticRock

I still haven't played single player. I play Multiplayer almost everyday. I love Rockstar Games and the been building my Crew up to prepare for GTA V.Can't wait for the DLC to drop, the new burst sounds up my alley. I'm on XBL playing now, add me if you want to join my crew or shoot it up. 

ElJefeDeMedios
ElJefeDeMedios

Please be delayed because everyone dropped what they were doing to help out the GTA V team .....

scarletsnake
scarletsnake

Let's... just forget about the mess that was Max Payne 3. Since the hype train has left, let it remain a distant, horrible tragedy that no one ever talks about.

ztron370
ztron370

The single player was awesome.The multiplayer is terrible.

sukraj
sukraj

 @scarletsnakemax payne 3 is an amazing game so i dont know what game u we're playing.

 

Khasym
Khasym

 @scarletsnake Fox echoes me dude. I could give less than half a crap about the single player. Borderlands 2 has that spot right now for me. But the story, the single player set piece scenes and fights, are all top notch. MP feels like exactly what it is: a tacked-on mode(albeit one of the BETTER tacked on modes, but that's like saying a pile of crap with flies, is better than just a pile of crap) that was meant to try and extend profits and finance other Rockstar projects.

321FOX123
321FOX123

 @scarletsnake  I don't think so, it's a great game. MP3 and Journey is first two contenders for GOTY 2012 so far...