Bioware's inclusion of multiplayer in http://www.trueachievements.com/Mass-Effect-3-xbox-360.htm
isn't the only March 2012 release experiencing a fan backlash for the "unnecessary" online offerings. Rockstar has met the same brick wall of criticism from fans for including multiplayer modes in http://www.trueachievements.com/Max-Payne-3-xbox-360.htm
, but to be fair, we hadn't yet heard details on what those modes will be like.
Today, that has changed. Rockstar has decided to reveal some details to IGN
. For starters, the game mode they discussed is called "Gang Wars", and at its core it's just another competitive shooter. However, the further details may just get your Max Payne-style frown turned upside-down.
Rockstar stated that the mode will be narrative based, giving an example of a mission starting amid a botched drug deal. From there, the two teams will compete to collect the scattered duffle bags of cash and return it to their ferry. Pretty standard, right? After that first round is when it gets interesting though. Based on what each team and even individual players did in the preceding rounds, the later rounds will alter the objectives accordingly. Were you your team's MVP? The next round may see a high bounty placed on your head. Did your team dominate the last round? Now you may have to protect your new turf by defusing bombs. With so many possibilities, it will be uncommon for any extended playing periods to ever be identical in their objectives, promises Rockstar.
Max's gritty, solemn voiceovers and the trademark graphic novel presentation will also be present in the online modes, as the story of the feuding gangs plays out uniquely to your happenings, as well as concurrently to the story mode.
If by now you're wondering if Max's famous 'Bullet Time' will be found in multiplayer, you can rest assured that it is. This ability, along with others like blending in with the enemy or making your enemies appear as foes to their own team are called Bursts, and they are the de facto Perks of Max Payne 3
's multiplayer. These Bursts are also tiered into threes. You can unlock the Burst and use a lower form of it if you'd like to, but wait on it and they'll become even more effective.
Rockstar said that Gang Wars is the centerpiece of their online offerings, therefore implying that we'll also see the standard deathmatch and other modes as well, but that is not yet confirmed.
For more information on Rockstar's next epic, you can check out all of our previous coverage
. Max Payne 3
is due out during March of next year.