Game spot UK heeft een preview van Max Payne gepost. Naast vette graphics zitten er en aantal nieuwe gameplay elementen in het spel, zoals het gebruik van slow motion:
One of the more novel aspects of Max Payne is its use of slow motion. Throughout the game, the player will see many scenes play out in slow-motion action scenes that let you fully appreciate the game's level of detail while at the same time giving that ever-so-important movie feel. The slow motion will be scripted into the game, so that it will automatically kick in at predetermined times.
[...] The designers also plan to have a fully slow-motion multiplayer mode to provide a new dynamic to the standard deathmatch. According to Järvilehto, this option will let you take more time to plan your moves and savour your enemy's destruction. Although it remains to be seen whether this element will appeal to gamers used to fast-paced fragging, the Remedy crew is very excited about this newest twist on the multiplayer theme. [break]
En nu weg toch met Max Payne bezig zijn: the Gathering of Developers heeft gisteren een 31 Meg grote Max Payne movie gereleased. Wie het filmpje te groot vind om te downen kan bij GA-Source terecht voor preview:[/break] Max Payne can performing the coolest moves I have even seen in any 3rd person game, including Raven's Heretic II. From the standard crouch to the "John Woo-style" sideways jump while shooting both guns to falling backwards then flipping back up in karate style. Max Payne can perform moves that other game characters have only dreamed about.