In a surprise announcement, Remedy Games has announced that they are planning to remake the iconic action games Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. The games are being developed in collaboration with Rockstar Games, with whom Remedy has a long standing relationship with as the two developers also worked together to bring us the original games.
The remakes are currently in the concept development stage, and they are being developed as a single title for the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S using Remedy’s proprietary Northlight game engine which is also being used to develop Alan Wake 2. Rockstar is financing the project, the budget of which “will be in line with a typical Remedy AAA-game production. Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy Games says he is excited to be updating these games for the fans:
“Max Payne has always held a special place in the hearts of everyone at Remedy, and we know the millions of fans worldwide feel the same. We’re hugely excited to be working with our partners at Rockstar Games once again for the chance to bring the story, action and atmosphere of the original Max Payne games back to players in new ways.”
– Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy Games
Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser also had this to say:
“We were thrilled when our long-time friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne games. We are massive fans of the work the Remedy team has created over the years, and we can’t wait to play these new versions.”
– Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser
There is no current timeline for when the game will be released as it is only in the concept development stage, but no doubt more information will be forthcoming as development continues.
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