Rockstar Games is preparing to remake Max Payne games

This is information that comes out of nowhere, but it is very satisfying. Studio Remedy just announced that it has reached an agreement with Rockstar Games (GTA, Red Dead) to develop remakes of Max Payne (2001) and Max Payne 2 (2004) on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

This is the first time the two studios have worked together since Rockstar Games acquired the Max Payne license in the 2000s. The project looks ambitious and is indeed the dream of many early adopters!

Max Payne is back in 4K

Through an official press release on their website, Remedy announced the news. The information was relayed by our colleagues at Rockstar Mag’, and we learned that these new releases of Max Payne 1 and 2 are part of major budget Remedy projects worthy of AAA games in the studio (like Control, Quantum Break, or even Alan Wake 2).

At the moment, we don’t know much about the project. The remedy thus declared the following points:

  • The studio will take care of developing both games
  • These will be standalone addresses (independent of each other)
  • The project is funded by Rockstar Games
  • The new versions will run on the graphics engine in Remedy: the Northlight (Control Engine and Alan Wake 2).
  • Games expected on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
  • Big Budget, Worth the Triple Games
  • The project is currently in the concept stage (so active development has not yet begun)

So we shouldn’t expect to find Max at the end of 2022 or in 2023. Currently, Remedy is developing the highly anticipated Alan Wake 2 slated for 2023. Max Payne 2.

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