February 16, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
RockStar games might release a mobile version of its popular Max Payne video game franchise soon. RockStar first confirmed in September 2011 that it would bring the dark world of Max Payne to mobile phones, but it never gave any clue as to when that would happen. However, yesterday, the company posted a Q&A response that narrowed the release window.
“Any news about Max Payne on iOS?” – avbros
Yes – following the release of Grand Theft Auto III for iOS (and Android devices) late last year, the original Max Payne will be our next release for mobile devices. We will have an official announcement soon confirming the release date, but you can expect it to finally be released sometime in the next couple months.
In its original announcement, RockStar never explicitly confirmed that Android would be supported, only that Max Payne would be on the generic “mobile devices.” But considering Android’s widespread popularity, and the success of RockStar’s Grand Theft Auto III – downloads ranging from 100,000 to 500,000 – we’ll likely be shooting bad guys this spring.
The port of GTA III ultimately proved to be a successful one. There were some noticeable hiccups along the way depending on what phone players used and the localized version available, but Rockstar eventually got things right and even introduced some good optimization. The company is likely to apply those lessons to make the Max Payne development process a smoother transition.
Here’s what to expect based on the original press release.
For fans looking for a new way to enjoy the classic Max Payne , Rockstar Games is happy to announce that Max Payne will receive the full HD treatment for mobile devices. Available for the first time on mobile, Max Payne will have connectivity to the Rockstar Games Social Club and boast the same features as its PC counterparts — including HD graphics and high-resolution textures that take advantage of the latest mobile technologies, including incredibly customizable controls and support for wired controllers.