Bullet Time has appeared in numerous first and third-person shooters since the original Max Payne released on PlayStation 2 back in 2002. But the upcoming Max Payne 3 hopes to make the aged mechanic feel fresh again thanks to improvements in physics, control and AI technology.
As this video demonstrates, it’s the same ability you remember – diving and shooting with maximum cinematic flare – but the whole mechanic looks like it’s been given a next generation sheen. In particular, we’re staggered by how realistic some of the enemy death animations look.
Check it out for yourself in the brand new trailer below.