3D Realms' George Broussard updated his .plan file yesterday with some Max Payne updates (Thanks Stomped). Heres a Few good bits:

    * The game is essentially done. It's close to a final release candidate and feature freeze (hopefully later this week). From there it will be bug/compatability fixes only. We're signed off on mouse pads, boxes and everything except the manual (which should be done Friday/Saturday). At that point we just play test and wait on the gold CD.

    One area of foucs now is tweaking the harder skill levels that unlock after you beat the game, including New York Minute. In NYM, you start with time on a clock and it counts down. Every time you kill a guy you get more time. If the timer hits zero you die. It's a really, really fun way to play the game after beating it the first time.

    * Yes, there will be a demo. I'd imagine it will be out a couple of weeks after Max hits store shelves.