Rockstar and Remedy remake the first two Max Payne games


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Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment today announced that they will collaborate on remakes of the first two Max Payne titles. The studios were the publisher and developer of the original titles, respectively. They are launching the remakes on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Remedy will develop the remakes of the Northlight engine, the same one Control was built with. The developer is also working on Alan Wake 2 on the same engine. According to the announcement, both Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne will be bundled together. Rockstar is funding the project, which will be “in line with a typical Remedy AAA game production”. It is currently in a very early stage of development.

Rockstar founder Sam Houser said in a statement, “We were thrilled when our old friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne games. We’re huge fans of the work the Remedy team has done over the years. and we can’t wait to play these new versions.” Rockstar developed and published the third title, Max Payne 3.

Max Payne is one of the franchises Rockstar hasn’t touched in a while, alongside Bully, but it wasn’t forgotten. Last year, on the 20th anniversary of the original game, both Sam Lake (Payne’s face model and Remedy’s creative director) and James McCaffrey (Payne’s voice actor) paid tribute to the character. Both talked about how fans are still talking about the character even decades later.

Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said: “Max Payne has always held a special place in the hearts of everyone at Remedy, and we know the millions of fans around the world feel the same. We are thrilled to be working with our partners at Rockstar Games again. to have the opportunity to bring the story, action and atmosphere of the original Max Payne games back to players in new ways.”

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