Remedy Entertainment & Rockstar Games Enter Agreement for Max Payne 1 & 2 Remake
Following the recent release of GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, the Rockstar Games community have been anticipating what classic titles will be up next for a remaster. Would it be Red Dead Redemption, Bully, another GTA or perhaps Max Payne 3?
The answer is, we don’t know about a new remaster. However, a surprising announcement from Remedy Entertainment, the creators of Max Payne have announced that they will be completely remaking Max Payne 1 & Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne in a new upcoming project!
In an official statement, Remedy said:
“Remedy Entertainment, the creators of Max Payne, are pleased to announce that they will remake the iconic Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne video games in a new development agreement with Rockstar Games.
The relationship between Remedy and Rockstar Games dates back to the original release of the critically acclaimed Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne games, developed by Remedy and published by Rockstar Games. Both games left an indelible mark in popular culture, lauded for their neo-noir atmosphere, groundbreaking storytelling and “bullet-time” gunplay.
“We were thrilled when our long-time friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne games,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar 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.”
“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,” said Remedy CEO, Tero Virtala. “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.”
Under the development agreement signed today, Remedy will develop the games as a single title for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S using its proprietary Northlight game engine. The game’s development budget will be financed by Rockstar Games, the size of which will be in line with a typical Remedy AAA-game production. Under the agreement, Remedy has a royalty opportunity after Rockstar Games has recouped its development, marketing, and other costs for distributing and publishing the game.
The project is currently in the concept development stage.”
~ Remedy Entertainment, via news.cision.com
This is an extremely exciting announcement and we are thrilled for the developers to be able to work on this project and re-create 2 of the most iconic games in history. The story of Max Payne is incredible. For more information on the three games, you can head to our Max Payne Series section here.