Remedy Entertainment announces remake of Max Payne 1 and 2

Remedy Entertainment has announced that it has entered an agreement with Rockstar Games to remake Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.

The remakes will be developed as a single title using Remedy Entertainment’s Northlight engine, according to the developer. Rockstar Games will be financing the budget, which is said to be “in line with a typical Remedy AAA-game production.”

“We were thrilled when our long-time friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne games,” Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games, said. “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.”

“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,” Remedy CEO, Tero Virtala, added. “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.” 

Max Payne was originally released for PC in 2001, with a PlayStation 2 and Xbox release following later that same year. While Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne released in 2003 for PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

The remake is “currently in the concept development stage” and is in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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