Max Payne 3’s multiplayer issues

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Hey, at least you have the OPTION of playing offline, right?

It seems that Diablo III’s not the only game to suffer from launch issues. Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 – which has been cleaning up in reviews, even being called Rockstar’s best game to date – seems to have a few multiplayer issues. Players on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game have been reporting multiple multiplayer issues, including matchmaking problems and – and this is a big one – multiplayer stat resets.

It’s an issue Rockstar’s aware of – and players in EU territories (like us!) will be greeted with a day-one patch should they wish to engage in multiplayer.

As a warning for PS3 users, that patch might interrupt the game’s mandatory installation – leading to a Corrupt Data message. This is quite normal, and not something to be worried about.

“When a patch is available the first time you play certain games on PS3, the download of the patch may occasionally interrupt the installation of Game Data on the PS3.  Once the game reboots, it may give you an error message that says the game data is corrupted and needs to be installed.  This is normal and you can allow the game to re-write the Game Data; after that, the message should not appear again,” Rockstar warns on its support site.

Unfortunately, it seems the patch hasn’t quite fixed everything, and people are still reporting multiplayer issues – so you might want to stick to singleplayer until all the issues are ironed out. I’m…rather looking forward to the game, which’ll be available locally tomorrow.

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Last Updated: May 17, 2012

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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