Max Payne 3 and Grand Theft Auto V will have something most other properties developed by one studio lack: synergy. Rockstar’s two coming properties will both feature online multiplayer elements and will play nice with each other in one very noticeable way. It seems you can create a “crew” in Max Payne — consider it a clan of sorts — and that set of friends will transfer right over to Grand Theft Auto when it releases later this year. Pretty good stuff, huh?
Not only will this feature be accessible in future Rockstar games, but it’ll allow you to create feuds with other crews throughout the game world. And, yes, bonus XP for gunning down members of an opposing crew. Looks like the gang violence on your console just got a little more real, folks.