Rockstar Games has announced via Twitter that Max Payne 3, their highly-anticipated third-person shooter, will ship on two discs on Xbox 360.
The double discs are only relevant to Xbox 360 players, as that is the only platform which will require two discs to fit all of that Max Payne content. On PC, of course, players don't need to worry about pesky disc swapping as games are installed to your hard drive. On PlayStation 3, Sony makes good use of Blu-ray Discs which are able to house 25GB - a staggering figure when compared to Xbox 360's 6.8GB disc capacity. Two discs can be an omen of good or ill fortune depending on your perspective.
To us, two discs means just that much more Max Payne 3 content and we aren't convinced that there can ever be too much Max Payne 3. This may mean one disc for singleplayer and one for multiplayer, or it may mean that the singleplayer portion spreads out onto two discs. Either way, we're looking forward to something heftier than traditional Xbox 360 games.
On the other side of things, Max Payne 3 shipping with two discs means that you will, at least one time, have to get up off of the couch, remove disc one and insert disc two before you can continue your quest for revenge and justice.
Either way to slice it, Max Payne 3 ships on May 15th and we can't to get our hands on the game. Jump over to the Max Payne 3 forums to discuss Rockstar Games' upcoming release!