Given the bad press
that Microsoft's Games for Windows Live DRM system has been receiving of late, it's almost odd that Rockstar didn't confirm this earlier, but in response to a Twitter query (via PCGamer
), the publisher very clearly stated
"No, Max Payne 3 for PC will not use Games for Windows Live".
Rockstar's most recent PC outing L.A. Noire did not use Games for Windows Live, but a recent screenshot that sported the GFWL logo had sparked some concern that we might be seeing a return to the convoluted login process of Grand Theft Auto IV.
Max Payne 3 is due on PC on June 1st 2012, a couple of weeks after the May 18th 2012 Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 launch.