After a few delays, Rockstar has unleashed a truck load of new information and screens of Max Payne 3 on the PC. First up is a ton of eye candy in full 2560x1578 glory. You can view all the screens over at the official Max Payne 3 site.
Next on the list, PCWorld conducted a brand new interview with Kevin Hoare, lead PC designer at Rockstar Toronto. A number of juicy PC details are revealed in the interview. Here's just a snippet revealing the level of graphics customization:
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.As you can tell, there’s a lot for PC fans with higher-spec hardware to sink their teeth in to.
LOWEST TESTED SPECSWindows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ or AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ, or better2GB System RAMNVIDIA® GeForce 8600 GT 512MB RAMor AMD Radeon™ HD 3400 512MB RAMLOW RECOMMENDED SPECSWindows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)Intel Dual Core 3GHz or AMD equivalent3GB System RAMNVIDIA® GeForce 450 512MB RAMor AMD Radeon™ HD 4870 512MB RAMHIGH RECOMMENDED SPECSWindows 7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)Intel i7 Quad Core 2.8Ghz or AMD equivalent3GB System RAMNVIDIA® GeForce 480 1GB RAMor AMD Radeon™ HD 5870 1GB RAMHIGHEST TESTED SPECSWindows 7/Vista (64 bit)Intel i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZor AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ16GB System RAMNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB RAMor AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 3GB RAM