Remedy has announced that it is remaking the original Max Payne games. The remake will feature bullet-time gameplay and be available on PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One. Remedy said that the game’s development budget is in line with typical Remedy AAA-production costs, and that it will make royalties after Rockstar has recouped its costs.
Remedy Entertainment is remaking Max Payne 1 and 2
Remedy Entertainment is remaking the acclaimed games Max Payne 1 and 2, a new development deal with Rockstar Games reveals. The game will be released as a single title on PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X and S. Remedy says that the budget for the remake is on par with typical AAA productions, and the studio will receive royalty payments once Rockstar has recouped the costs.
Remedy is a studio that specializes in remakes and has already produced games for other franchises, including the Alan Wake and Control series. The studio recently revealed that it is working on Max Payne remakes for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5. This will allow Remedy to have more freedom to experiment with the gameplay and graphics in the game. The company has also partnered with Epic Games to remake Alan Wake 2.
Rockstar Games was partly responsible for the original Max Payne
The Max Payne series was originally created by Remedy Entertainment and published independently. In 2003, Rockstar bought the rights to the series, and re-released the original title. A sequel was released in 2004, and a film adaptation starring Mark Wahlberg as Max Payne starred Mila Kunis as his love interest. The Max Payne franchise was revived on a smaller scale in Max Payne 3.
Despite its failure, Max Payne has always held a special place in Remedy’s hearts. The original game was notable for its neo-noir setting and bullet time gameplay. A sequel, Max Payne 3 (also developed by Rockstar), followed the original. In recent years, Rockstar has signed a contract to make a Max Payne remake. The company will be responsible for funding the project, and it will be treated like a AAA-budget production.
Remedy will make royalties on the remakes
Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment are developing remakes of the Max Payne games. They are collaborating to finance the remakes with Remedy receiving royalties after Rockstar covers the development costs. The remakes will utilize the Northlight engine and will be available on PlayStation 5 and PC, with the original titles released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There’s no release date yet for the Max Payne games, but a few months away, Remedy says.
The company is working on the remakes, which will feature improved graphics, new missions, and animations, creating a fresh gaming experience. The remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2 will also feature the company’s Northlight engine, which it used to develop games like Control and Quantum Break. After recouping all of its marketing expenses, Remedy will receive royalties on the Max Payne remakes.
More on the remakes
Remedy Entertainment has announced that it is planning to remake the classic Max Payne games. It will be funded by Rockstar Games and will use the same high-end engine that the originals used. Remedy will get a cut of the royalties when Rockstar Games makes enough money to cover the development costs. The remake is likely to come out in a few years, so expect to wait until then to play the new versions.
Remedy and Rockstar’s relationship is unusual but works. The studios have already agreed to work together on a number of projects, including Alan Wake, Bullet Time, and the upcoming Alan Wake 2. The team will be responsible for making the remakes. Although these games won’t come out this year, the remakes are likely to hit shelves in the second half of 2023.