PC gamers will have to wait a bit longer than expected to get their hands on Max Payne 3. Rockstar Games revealed today that they've pushed back the North American PC launch so that it coincides with the European release.
North America was supposed to get that particular version of MP3 on May 29th. However, now PC gamers around the world will get it on June 1st.
"Our community has always preferred a single worldwide launch date, and while we couldn't make it happen for the console versions, we decided to work toward a global release for Max Payne 3 on PC,” said Jennifer Kolbe, VP of Publishing for Rockstar (via Game Informer.
Kolbe added that Rockstar considered moving up the European launch. However, they couldn't get it done due to "production and logistical issues." I guess a week is kind of short notice.
The PC edition of MP3 features DirectX 11 support, as well as other advanced graphics options. The system requirements are pretty forgiving, though. Gamers without a top-of-the-line rig should be able to run it anyway.
Delays aren't fun but this one at least has a silver lining. North American PC gamers will now be able to get MP3 on a Friday instead of a Tuesday. You don't have to play it in short increments after work every night; you can just dive in on Friday and vanish from the outside world for a couple days.
Max Payne 3 arrived on the PC and Xbox 360 worldwide last week.