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On Max Payne 3 PC

PCWorld has more details on the PC edition of Rockstar's shooter, Max Payne 3. Here's a snip from a Q&A with lead designer Kevin Hoare:

What are you doing to take advantage of the powerful hardware available in a PC? As you can see from the specs list above, we've worked hard to make sure the game will run smoothly on a wide range of PC builds. But it's when you get towards the top end of that range that you can really push a game to its limits, and the game will look and run incredibly on the most advanced current machines around at the moment and well into the near future.

You'll find that screen resolution is scalable, there's triple and even sextuple monitor support which helps to run higher screen resolutions, there's various anti-aliasing options, scalable water quality, scalable shadow quality, increased detail for characters and vehicles and a scalable texture filter that further increases visual quality. We're also supporting DX11 with Max Payne 3, with features including Hull/Tessellation/Domain Shaders (which adds curvature to the character/vehicle models), Gather4 (for optimized shadow sampling / FXAA), Geometry shader / Stream Output and DX11 texture samplers to name a few.


More info about Max Payne 3 (PC) can be found in the rest of the interview (the system requirements are also mentioned).

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Marku5K May 26 2012, 01:49 pm EDT
Cl! :)
GrgoljBlaster May 26 2012, 02:59 pm EDT
Rockstar - where scalable screen resolution in a PC game is a feature
BTW If you're planning to buy this for PC, get a Steam version because it will net you LA Noire as a preorder bonus
jungi May 26 2012, 08:45 pm EDT
if it's anything like what gta4 was when it was release u won't be able to max out graphics on even a super computer.
Bubu May 27 2012, 12:41 am EDT
I heard that the max system req are 16 gb of ram and a 6 core ..... yeah it's a Rockstar game allright.
Ftmch May 27 2012, 01:19 am EDT
I meet all the high recommended specs, nice
Terminator May 27 2012, 07:11 am EDT
I can't believe this game needs 35GB of Hard Drive space. If other games start using this much, I will need to upgrade my hard drive!
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Whisky May 28 2012, 03:56 pm EDT
I rented it for 360 and I am almost done with it. Total investment so far, $6. It might go to $10 by the time I get done. Better than $60.

In my opinion the game is MEH. It evokes some old school memories of past Payne, but now it's not much different than other shooters.


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