L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3 have gotten new patches on Steam that open all DLC for free. Rockstar has not said why this decision was made.
In an arbitrary shock, Rockstar Games has made all L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3 DLC free on PC. No official reason has been offered concerning why, yet it appears to be that the DLCs have been added into the game by means of another patch as opposed to being made accessible to download through the store page.
The news follows an unusual incident a day or two ago when Rockstar delisted the entirety of its games on Steam for a short timeframe. Nobody truly realizes what occurred, however it’s conceivable that with an end goal to make changes to the DLC for L.A. Noire and Max Payne 3, a mix-up was made which some way or another just eliminated everything by and large. This is, in all actuality, an extensively intense presumption to make, and keeping in mind that there’s no considerable proof to help this hypothesis, there’s likewise no word from Rockstar.
Either way, Rockstar removed all of the Steam store page listings for Max Payne 3 and L.A. Noire‘s DLC on purpose. New patch notes for both games confirm that they’ve been integrated into the game directly instead of left as standalone downloads. Both games are roughly a decade old so, outside of when L.A. Noire was remastered, these are some of the only patch notes the games have received in years.
It’s not clear exactly what led to Rockstar making these random changes, but some have speculated that this could be for ease of use with the company’s own launcher on PC. Given that the DLCs are still premium add-ons on consoles, it seems likely that this could be the case. Beyond the patch notes, Rockstar hasn’t said anything more about these new changes. Given the fact that Rockstar has only made two brand-new games in the last 8 years, Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, it seems unlikely this shift could be preparing for sequel announcements for either title. The studio’s history suggests that Rockstar is moving away from smaller titles like these.
Nonetheless, fans want to see the DNA of games like Max Payne 3 in GTA 6 and there is hope that perhaps, after Rockstar finishes up work on the next installment of its massively popular crime series, that it’ll revisit these other IPs. After all, it seems a bit too soon for a new Red Dead Redemption and perhaps it would be far less time consuming to do a linear game like Max Payne or more creatively fulfilling to do something like L.A. Noire, which is a sharp contrast to its other franchises.