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Rockstar Games announces Max Payne 1 and 2 Remakes for PC

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Apr 07, 2022 7:29 pm
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Dimapur, April 7 (EMN): Remedy Entertainment and Rockstar Games on Wednesday announced that they will be remaking classic third-person shooter games Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.

In a press release, Remedy Entertainment said that it had entered into a new development agreement with Rockstar Games to remake the first two Max Payne games for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S.

“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.”

The upcoming Max Payne remakes will be full-blown AAA titles and it looks like the game will only be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S consoles, and PC. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users might not get to play “bullet time,” regretably.

However, the new games are confirmed to be built using Remedy’s Northlight engine, the same game engine that powers popular action-adventure game Control.

“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,” wrote Remedy Entertainment. “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.”

By Tekato Longkumer Updated: Apr 07, 2022 7:29:14 pm