If you didn't already know, Rockstar is giving you incentive to work on your online multiplayer "crews" in Max Payne 3 .
The incentive is that these crews will be usable in the multiplayer element of Grand Theft Auto V and according to lead multiplayer designer Charlie Bewsher, this feature will be used elsewhere as well .
Bewsher confirmed that the crews will continue through "GTAV and beyond," although he didn't provide us with any specifics. If you forget, GTAV will be the second title to utilize Rockstar's Social Hub-driven system, which lets players "perpetuate friendships and feuds and rivalries" across multiple games. Said Bewsher:
"The community needs to establish itself and we will of course be entrenched in it, constantly watching and reviewing. That said, with our Crew features and the way all the friendships and feuds and rivalries players create in Max Payne 3 can be transferred over into GTA 5 and beyond, it’s clear that we’ve got big plans for future Rockstar releases."
We're still waiting for Rockstar to announce the new Red Dead (we're 99% certain it's coming), so maybe this feature will somehow be used there…although the differing time periods could pose a problem.
Related Game(s): Max Payne 3 , Grand Theft Auto V