After Rockstar recently released an upgraded GTA V and a remastered GTA Trilogy they have another iconic franchise in their stable that’s about to get some love. That being the third-person shooter Max Payne. The original game came out way back in 2001 and was developed by Remedy. A sequel was developed by Remedy two years later. Rockstar developed the third game back in 2012.
It is a franchise fan a lot wanted to see return and it has been a decade since we saw the last entry. Now we have big news about the series which is that Remedy will be taking the helm of remastering Max Payne 1 & 2. They announced on their website they have an agreement with Rockstar to remake the iconic titles.
Welcome Back Max Payne
The press release states:
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.
It should be noted that these are only releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. We also see that “the project is currently in the concept development stage”. So what do you think about this news? As always, we’d love to hear from you.