News: Filthy words put to excellent use as Remedy CEO Matias Myllyrinne joins journalists and PAX attendees in praising Rockstar’s Max Payne 3.
As you may have been able to gauge from our own impressions of Max Payne 3‘s multiplayer, there’s a great deal of acclaim already being put upon Rockstar‘s take on Remedy‘s cult action franchise. Now, with the public getting a chance to get their hands on a portion of the game at this year’s PAX event, the hype is reaching critical levels.
So it’s probably not going to help that even Remedy’s CEO, Matias Myllyrinne, has come out in vehement support of the game. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, Myllyrinne exclaimed:
‘It’s f***ing brilliant. I’ve had a chance to play it and we’ve worked with Rockstar a little bit – obviously, they’re doing the heavy lifting. They’re doing the development. But they wanted our input on a couple of occasions and we’ve had loads of our people, our core group, who worked on the first two games, give input and it’s awesome.’
This isn’t the first time Remedy have commented on their relationship with Rockstar during the development of Max Payne 3, which has at times been met with doubt by fans of the franchise’s dark stylistic roots. However, with the gameplay shaping up nicely, with pleasantly reassuring feedback from fans and journalists alike, it’s good to see that whatever doubts remained around this project are being put to rest.
Rockstar’s presence at PAX went down very well with fans, some of whom managed to snag a selection of freebies (although fans attempting to leave the country with a ‘bullet pen’ in their luggage had some problems). One highlight was the announcement of the fist of the increasingly popular Social Club events for Max Payne 3, kicking off from May 18th.