Max Payne Remake and Max Payne 2 Remake will both be coming by way of Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment.
We are pleased to announce that we will remake the iconic Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, in a new development agreement with Rockstar Games.
Read the full press release here: https://t.co/gx9tuH425j
— Remedy Entertainment (@remedygames) April 6, 2022
Remedy Entertainment announced on Wednesday that the development studio has just reached a publishing deal with Rockstar Games. With this deal, the development of Max Payne Remake and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Remake were both confirmed. Both games will eventually be published by Rockstar Games. According to Remedy's announcement, the games will be released as standalone titles and will be made using Remedy's in-house Northlight game engine, the same one used to create Control and Quantum Break.
Lest people forget, the first two Max Payne games were originally developed by Remedy Entertainment. The third Max Payne was then developed and published by Rockstar when the IP was acquired by Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar's parent company.
Max Payne was a third-person shooter game for PC and later on PS2 and Xbox. Max Payne popularized the “bullet time” gameplay mechanic that later on became a staple in cover shooter games to come. The game follows the titular antihero police detective turned vigilante Max Payne who goes on a quest for vengeance after his family became collateral damage in the war of drugs in New York. The game's story was told in a neo-noir style comic series, with the story unfolding like a comic book.
Rockstar Founder Sam Houser says about this announcement: “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.”
Meanwhile, Remedy's CEO Tero Virtala says “Max Payne has always held a special place in the hearts of everyone at Remedy, and we know millions of fans worldwide feel the same.” He continues, “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.”
Remedy promises that the game will receive the same AAA-game treatment that other Remedy games enjoy, putting worries to rest that the Max Payne remakes will have the same fate as the GTA Trilogy Remasters.