Remedy Entertainment is coming back to the “Max Payne” franchise with the company entering an agreement with Rockstar Games to develop all-new remakes (not remasters) of the first two games in the series.
Announced as part of a press release about Remedy and Rockstar’s new publishing deal, the project sees original studio Remedy returning to the series to fully re-imagine those first two titles from 2001 & 2003 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S . Rockstar Games created the third game in the series in 2012.
The original third-person shooter games follow New York City police detective Max Payne who turns vigilante after his family was murdered by drug addicts. Along the way, he uncovers a major conspiracy. Later he rejoins the NYPD and confronts two more major conspiracies.
According to the press release, Remedy will develop the remakes while Rockstar will provide funding with a budget said to “be in line with a typical Remedy AAA-game production.” Remedy Games is also known for famed game titles like “Alan Wake,” “Control” and “Quantum Break”.
The “Max Payne” remakes will use the Northlight Engine, the same game engine that powers “Control” and the upcoming “Alan Wake” sequel. The games will be released as a single package title for sale, but as they’re in the concept development stages there’s no word on a potential release date.
Source: Remedy Games