Rockstar has outlined the downloadable content plans for Max Payne 3.
The shooter will receive, over the coming months, new multiplayer maps, modes, bursts, items, playable characters, challenges and more. The game's downloadable content packs will be available on all of its platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Max Payne 3's first add-on comes in the form a map pack during June. Entitled the "Local Justice," the map pack offers the Police Precinct map for various multiplayer modes including Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer. Furthermore, two additional maps will be included for the title's Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer modes, as well as precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges and more.
Accompanying the DLC announcement are details for Max Payne 3's Rockstar DLC Pass. As was the case with LA Noire, the pass delivers all Max Payne 3 DLC during 2012 as it's released and will be priced at 2400 Microsoft Points or $29.99 for the PlayStation Network and PC. The pass represents over a 35% discount when compared to acquiring the DLC packs individually.
- Local Justice Map Pack
- Disorganized Crime Map Pack
- Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
- Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
- New York Minute Co-Op Pack
- Painful Memories Map Pack
- Trickle Down Economics Map Pack
Rockstar founder -- and the game's writer -- Sam Houser continues to push the complexity behind Max Payne's multiplayer, which will feature unexpected elements like the game's signature bullet time mechanic. The studio seeks to better integrate single-player and multiplayer:
"The story of Max Payne 3 begins in the single-player game and crosses over into the deepest multiplayer experience we’ve ever created. We intend to support the Max Payne community with new and innovative content well into the future."
Max Payne 3 is currently scheduled for a release on May 15 in the US and May 18 internationally on consoles. Its PC release will follow on May 29 in North America and June 1 in Europe.