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Max Payne 3 is "f***ing brilliant" says Remedy CEO

The former Max Payne developer consulted with Rockstar on a couple occasions

Max Payne fans have been waiting since 2003 for another entry in the franchise, and Rockstar Games is finally about to deliver the goods with Max Payne 3 on May 15. According to former Max Payne developer Remedy Entertainment, the long wait for a new Max Payne will pay off.

Matias Myllyrinne, CEO of Remedy Entertainment, commented to GamesIndustry International about Rockstar's new game: "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."

Myllyrinne continued, noting Rockstar's passion for the Max Payne IP and creating finely crafted titles in general.

"Those guys, they just don't put out bad games. And so, in that respect, it's very - it's almost like the best position to be in. It's like somebody's making a great game and you just get to give them input, and it's already brilliant so I've enjoyed it," he said. "I can't obviously - I don't want to give any spoilers and can't give out any spoilers, but it's a testament to their attention to detail and it's a testament to their passion and dedication. It'll be worth the wait."

Max Payne 3 will be a much welcomed addition to the US retail market, as software sales have been stagnating. March sales data is expected later this week, but the numbers won't likely be good.

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James Brightman has been covering the games industry since 2003 and has been an avid gamer since the days of Atari and Intellivision. He was previously EIC and co-founder of IndustryGamers and spent several years leading GameDaily Biz at AOL prior to that.