Remedy Entertainment has announced that it has agreed to a deal with Rockstar Games to produce remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2. The remakes are in development for the PlayStation 5, PC and Xbox series and will be released in a single collection which has tentatively been titled Max Payne 1&2. Max Payne 1&2 will be built on Remedy Entertainment’s proprietary Northlight game engine, which powered Control and Quantum Break, and will be financed entirely by Rockstar Games. No other details were revealed.
Here’s what Tero Virtala, CEO of Remedy Entertainment, had to say:
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. 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.
Here’s what Sam Houser, co-founder of Rockstar Games, had to say:
We were thrilled when our long-time friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne 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.