Remedy Entertainment and rock star game A deal has been reached that will see the former remake the first two Max Payne game.
Announced earlier this week (April 6), Remedy Entertainment released Press release Said it would remake the original Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max PayneAccording to the statement, Remedy will use its proprietary Northlight engine to develop the game as a single game for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Rockstar will fund the development budget, which is clearly in line with Remedy’s typical budget size for making AAA games. The statement also noted that the project is only in concept development, so don’t expect to see anything about it anytime soon.
“We were thrilled when our old friends at Remedy approached us to recreate the original Max Payne game,” Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser said in a statement. “We are the result of what the Remedy team has created over the years. Big fans, we can’t wait to play these new releases.”
Remedy CEO Tero Virtala also released a statement saying, “Max Payne has always held a special place in everyone’s heart at Remedy, and we know millions of fans around the world feel the same way.
“We’re very excited to be working with our partners at Rockstar Games again for the opportunity to bring the story, action and atmosphere of the original Max Payne games back to players in new ways.”
The first two Max Payne games were originally developed by Remedy and released for the PS2 in 2001 and 2003, respectively. Most notably, these games use bullet time effects to mimic action movie scenes.
These recently announced Max Payne remakes aren’t Remedy’s only work either, like last year control Developer announced Alan Wake 2. This sequel is more of a survival horror game than its predecessor, and it looks like it might have a darker tone too.