Sad news this morning as Rockstar Vancouver, the lead developer on Max Payne 3, has been shut down. But before you grab your handkerchief, the story isn't entirely sad.
While Rockstar Games or, perhaps, their parent company at Take Two Interactive are shutting down Rockstar Vancouver, they are offering jobs for the staff at Rockstar Toronto. Rockstar Vancouver is made up of around 35 developers, all of whom are being offered jobs at Rockstar's only other Canadian branch in Rockstar Toronto. The team at Toronto hasn't worked as the primary developer on a title in quite some time, so perhaps this move will bolster the current staff at Rockstar Toronto and we can look forward to some great games coming out of that studio in the near future.
No word yet on how this will affect Max Payne 3 with future expansions or DLC, but we'll keep you informed as we learn more. Hopefully the staff at Rockstar Vancouver will move on to Rockstar Toronto, and we wish them the best!