It's official! Remedy Entertainment has announced that it will be remaking Max Payne 1 and 2 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with PS5 and PC), entering into an agreement with Rockstar Games in the process.
The two games will ship as one product, although there's no sign of a release window right now as the project is still in the "concept development stage". Rockstar is funding the project, and here's what founder Sam Houser 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."
Remedy has advised the remake project will be built using the Northlight game engine (as seen in Control, CrossfireX's story mode and Quantum Break), and will have a budget "in line with a typical Remedy AAA-game production."
Remedy CEO, Tero Virtala, also spoke about his excitement to be working on the project in a press release:
“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.”
If you're eager to check out the original versions of Max Payne 1 and 2 in the meantime, don't forget that they were added (along with Max Payne 3) to the final batch of backwards compatibility games for Xbox in November last year.
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