Rockstar has confirmed that players who set up 'Crew's in Max Payne 3 will be able to carry them over to Grand Theft Auto 5 when it eventually launches.
Speaking to IGN, Rockstar boss man Dan Houser said: "Multiplayer is an ever-more important part of all our games moving forward. And by creating crews through Social Club, the crews that you create in Max Payne 3 will be ready and available for you to play in Grand Theft Auto V from day one."
He went on: "It's all part of our larger approach to make multiplayer deeper and richer than what's currently available, much more easily accessible to the newcomer and rewarding for the hardcore.
Explaining the 'Crews' feature, House said: "Crews are groups of players that you can join up with via the Social Club that go beyond what's possible by using your Xbox or PS3 friends list, and joining crews will have benefits both in-game and out. There are two types of crews - private crews for you and your friends to create and customise, and public crews open to everyone."
"Performing tasks with crew members - like avenging a fallen Crew member or killing rival ones during a Feud - will earn you XP bonuses. As a casual player of multiplayer, it will be easy to quickly reap at least some of the benefits of being in a crew. In addition, there are no member caps on public crews, so thousands of players across the world can join the same crew. Alternatively, Private Crews provide an exclusive group experience for players that want to take it to the next level."
Sounds exciting, and we could see that working well in GTAV, which is yet to receive an even vague launch date.