Max Payne 3 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year, PS4Daily has learned. According to a retailer source who spoke to PS4Daily, two new Max Payne 3 SKUs have been spotted, which correspond to PS4 and Xbox One versions. The game should be announced later this Summer with a Winter 2014 release date.
As announced at E3, Take Two and developer Rockstar are also porting Grand Theft Auto 5 to the PS4 and Xbox One. GTA 5 is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.
Apparently, Rockstar is putting lots of work into getting the RAGE (Rockstar Advanced Game Engine) game engine working on the new platforms with GTA 5, and all the work will make it easier to get Max Payne 3 on the same platforms, since both games are built using RAGE.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Max Payne 3 should have modest graphical upgrades, and should include the extra content and DLC that’s been released on the previous platforms.
Max Payne 3 was originally released in 2012 on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Considering that Rockstar had already ported the game to the PC, and considering that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One use the same x86 PC architecture, it wouldn’t be that hard to get the game running on the new systems.
Max Payne 3 has sold over 5 million copies to date — which isn’t bad by any standard. Unless it’s Grand Theft Auto 5, which has sold an impressive 33 million units.