In yet another sign of the DVD format reaching its end Rockstar have revealed that Max Payne 3 will be coming out on 2 discs for the Xbox 360.
However they’ve shaken things up a bit and have put the entire multiplayer on disc 1 and half the single player with the second part of the single player on disc 2.
Why does this matter and why have they moved the multiplayer to disc 1?
Well this is where the tinfoil hats come out. the initial 2 disc announcement was made by a company called Redbox in the USA, Redbox is a hugely popular game rental company but according to Rockstar Redbox only ever send out 1 disc.
Therefore by putting the single player campaign on 2 discs Rockstar have ensured that anyone who gets hooked into the game is going to have to go out and buy the game to complete it, or rent it from somewhere else that sends both discs.
Have Rockstar done this on purpose? I seriously doubt they’ll admit to it but at the same time it’s quite a smart idea and one that will only backfire on Redbox while possibly upping Max Payne 3 sales.
So question time, is Rockstar being a little immoral here or are they doing nothing wrong?
Oh and if you haven’t make sure you read our Max Payne 3 preview here
Oh and if you’re planning on playing Max Payne 3 on PC here are the minimum requirements
- Operating System: Windows 7 32/64 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 32/64 Service Pack 2, Windows XP 32/64 Service Pack 3
- Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ – i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ / AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ – FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
- RAM: 2GB – 16GB
- Video Card: NVIDIA 8600 GT 512MB VRAM – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB VRAM / Radeon HD 3400 512MB VRAM – Radeon HD 7970 3GB VRAM
- Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
- HDD Space: 35 GB
- DVD Drive: Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.
Last Updated: April 24, 2012