Max Payne 3 has entered bullet time, slowing the linear progression of events to the point where the game has shifted its own launch from March to May. This would be the second major title the publisher shifted out of March, with its XCOM shooter also moving into the next fiscal year, which begins April 1.

The delay is expected to have Take-Two report a net loss for the fiscal year ending March 31. The company previously expected a billion in revenue, but is reducing that estimate by $210-230 million.

That means for fiscal 2013 (ending March 31, 2013) Take-Two expects to launch: Max Payne 3, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM, XCOM: Enemy Unknown and "other titles yet to be announced." So, Take-Two expects us to only play Take-Two games over the next year. Understood.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.