remedy entertainment and Rockstar Games have reached an agreement that the first two will see the former remake Max Payne games.
Remedy Entertainment, which released earlier this week (Aug Max Payne 2: The Case of Max Payne. Per the statement, Remedy will develop the games as standalone titles for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S using its proprietary Northlight engine. Rockstar will fund the development budget, which appears to be Remedy’s typical budget size for an AAA game production. The statement also notes that the project is only in the concept development phase, so don’t expect to see any of this anytime soon.
“We were thrilled when our longtime friends at Remedy approached us about a remake of the original Max Payne games,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, in a statement. “We’re huge fans of the work the Remedy team has created over the years and we can’t wait to play these new versions.”
Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy, also issued a statement, saying, “Max Payne has always held a special place in the hearts of everyone at Remedy, and we know the same goes for millions of fans worldwide.
“We’re thrilled to once again be working with our partners at Rockstar Games to have 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 both released for the PS2 in 2001 and 2003 respectively. Most notably, the games used a bullet time effect to mimic action movie scenes.
Those recently announced Max Payne remakes aren’t the only things Remedy has in the works like last year steering developer announced Alan Wake 2. This sequel will be more of a survival horror game than its predecessor and looks like it’s darker in tone too.
https://www.vg247.com/max-payne-1-2-remakes-are-coming-from-remedy-entertainment Max Payne 1 & 2 Remakes come from Remedy Entertainment