Remedy and Rockstar Games have made a lot of nostalgic gamers happy, by announcing plans to remake the first two Max Payne games for next-gen consoles and PC.
Like before, Remedy Entertainment will handle development duties on these now much-anticipated remakes, which they promise will be up to par with the studio’s recent titles, like Control and Alan Wake 2. Meanwhile, Rockstar will return to its publishing role.
Originally released in 2001, Max Payne set the gaming world on fire, and a lot of that was due to its invention of bullet time. That is, a slow down effect that occurred every time players dove, allowing for some really badass shootouts. Of course, it helped that the gritty, film noir, storyline regarding drugs and PTSD kept us wanting to learn more.
Two years later, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne followed. Thankfully, the sequel was just as good as the original, or at least right up there with it, resulting in another beloved and classic third-person shooter.
Thus, it’s great that both games are part of this project, which is sounding like a full remake effort.
“We were thrilled when our long-time friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne games,” said Rockstar founder Sam Houser. “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.”
Stay tuned for more information pertaining to these Max Payne 1 and 2 remakes.