We already know that Max Payne 3's multiplayer maps will be "altered dynamically" during the matches, and now Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser revealed that it will include elements from the story as well.
"We wanted to put some elements of single player into the multiplayer so the multiplayer will have a lot more detail and have elements of story in it and have a sort of an immersive quality," he told Variety. "We think that's something that is underexplored in multiplayer."
Houser then admitted that the reaction of the series fans to the inclusion of multiplayer in Max Payne 3 has been mixed, but he argued that it is impossible to please all fans of a popular franchise such as Max Payne.
"I think the challenge of nostalgia is a profound one, because one thing about videogames is your memory tends to remove the horrendous," he mused. "(The games) become these great, perfect experiences. ... It's definitely a challenge to get the right pitch when you want to appeal to the fans of the original and bring in a new audience."