Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Remake Announced by Remedy Entertainment

2 of the best games of the 2000s are getting all-new remakes.

Max Payne

Remedy Entertainment has entered into an agreement with Rockstar Games to remake two of the most iconic action games of the 2000s – Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. The original game is perhaps one of the most influential games of all time and shot Remedy Entertainment into major stardom and the sequel is one of the most underrated games of all time.

Remedy will be remaking the games for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S using the studio’s own proprietary engine – Northlight. The engine has powered Remedy’s most recent games including Control. The development budget for the game will be financed by Rockstar Games and, according to the press release, it will be in line with a typical Remedy AAA-game production.

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Remedy Entertainment to Remake Max Payne and Max Payne 2

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The game is still in the concept development stage, which means it will be a while before we see more of the game, much less a release date window. The game will only be coming out on PC and current-gen consoles and skipping out a release on last-gen consoles.

Remedy Entertainment are perhaps one of the busiest studios in the industry right now with multiple projects in various stages of development. The studio had recently announced the sequel to Alan Wake and it has been confirmed that Remedy is also working on a sequel to Control alongside a multiplayer spin-off dubbed ‘Project Condor’.

The Max Payne remakes will be published by Rockstar Games as they were also the publishers of the original trilogy as well. While the sequel did not do as well financially as the original, it has widely been acknowledged as one of the best action games ever made and deserved to have its time in the limelight.

The franchise has been on ice since the release of Max Payne 3, developed and published by Rockstar Games in 2012. Whether this is a test run to gauge interest in the franchise for a new game is anyone’s guess but for now, a remake is an equally good news.

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