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Remedy Entertainment to remake Max Payne 1 & 2 in Rockstar partnership

The studio behind Control is returning to the Max Payne series with remakes of the first two games.

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Remedy Entertainment is most known today for its work on games like Control and Quantum Break, but will soon be returning to Max Payne, the series that first put it on the map in the early 2000s. Remedy has announced that it’s partnered with Rockstar Games to remake Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne.

Remedy Entertainment announced its partnership with Rockstar Games and the upcoming Max Payne remakes in a post to its official website on April 6. The remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2 will be made using the same engine that powers Control. Remedy Entertainment developed the original two Max Payne games, which were published by Rockstar Games. The two companies have partnered for the upcoming remakes, which will be unified as a single title.

“We were thrilled when our long-time friends at Remedy approached us about remaking the original Max Payne games,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar 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.”

The games are currently in the conceptual phase of development, and Remedy Entertainment assures that the Max Payne remakes will be a AAA production on the same level as its marquee titles.

“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,” said Remedy CEO, Tero Virtala. “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.”

The news of Max Payne 1 and 2 remakes will surely excite fans of the series. As a pair of games that revolutionized gunplay in games, we look forward for hearing more about the new Max Payne games in the future.

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    April 6, 2022 2:06 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Remedy Entertainment to remake Max Payne 1 & 2 in Rockstar partnership

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      April 6, 2022 2:07 PM

      No mouse pad, no deal.

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        April 6, 2022 2:54 PM

        I finally gave away my Max Payne 2 pack-in t-shirt this year...it was a sad day :(

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      April 6, 2022 2:22 PM

      Hell yeah

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      April 6, 2022 2:24 PM

      this has been my #1 desired game(s) for remake for a long time.

      next-gen graphics with dlss and rtx, keep the integrity of the noir story and bullet-time action intact.

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      April 6, 2022 2:25 PM

      Remedy is great and all but I'm going to be nervous about a remake with Rockstar even being tangentially close-by.

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      April 6, 2022 2:51 PM

      In the same engine as Control!!!

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      April 6, 2022 2:55 PM

      FEEK YES

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        April 6, 2022 9:05 PM

        Max P 1 was perfect. Why remake it . . .loved the textures in that gsme

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          April 6, 2022 9:20 PM

          Those dream sequences could definitely use a total rework. Native widescreen and ultrawide will be nice, too.

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          April 6, 2022 9:47 PM

          Imagine it with co0l modern graphics and better levels.

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      April 6, 2022 3:00 PM

      Pleeeease let the pc versions be available on Epic and or Steam. The Rockstar Launcher is so bad.

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        April 6, 2022 3:01 PM

        Oof, yeah. With Rockstar owning the IP it will likely be exclusive there.

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        April 6, 2022 3:05 PM

        Do they still force a Rockstar Social Club login on Steam games?

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          April 6, 2022 3:07 PM

          Yes and I don't mind that as much. So long as I don't have to purchase and download off Rockstar.

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      April 6, 2022 3:20 PM

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YES!


      oh shit having flash backs of Rockstar's GTA baby getting the "remake" treatment and how fucking awful that was... :/

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        April 6, 2022 3:22 PM

        They farmed that crap out to a mobile port studio. Remedy being involved here gives this one a ton more potential, especially since they're using the Control engine for it.

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      April 6, 2022 3:24 PM

      Max Payne 2 was an unbelievable 6 hour game we all gushed over here on the Shack.

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        April 6, 2022 4:21 PM

        so a 10-12 hour Dad Game, awesome

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        April 6, 2022 4:21 PM

        Both games were masterpieces and I remember overwhelming love for them on the shack.

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        April 6, 2022 5:50 PM

        And I probably played it for 100 hours

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        April 6, 2022 7:08 PM

        More like 4 and a half. I played it every time I upgraded my video and/or processor, to test.

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          April 6, 2022 7:52 PM

          Same. must have played 6 times all the way through over the years.

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      April 6, 2022 4:22 PM

      I was in a remake of a computer game. Funny as hell, it was the most horrible thing I could think of.

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      April 6, 2022 4:27 PM

      Are they going to remake them or are they going to contract someone out who isn't going to realistically be able to finish it on a 300.00 budget.

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        April 6, 2022 5:57 PM

        i look forward to them slapping AI-generated textures at a higher resolution on everything and calling it a day while everything looks like it was run through an autoclave and melted together.

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      April 6, 2022 4:38 PM

      Oh HELL yeah! These absolutely deserve a remake.

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      April 6, 2022 7:17 PM

      If they do it right, I will buy & play the shit out of Max Payne 1 again & love it. But if half-ass it, no thanks.

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      April 6, 2022 7:55 PM

      Max Payne! I envy your name.

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      April 6, 2022 7:56 PM

      I really hope they don't add aim down sights and slow the game down and keep the original run and gun style

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        April 6, 2022 9:02 PM

        half-height walls and cover systems here we go

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      April 6, 2022 8:51 PM

      I would pay top dollar for a mod that removes the baby crying blood maze from MP1 and no other changes

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        April 6, 2022 9:02 PM

        "We've made the game only about the crying baby maze and nothing else, due to intense feedback"

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      April 7, 2022 5:34 AM

      I hope they keep Sam Lake's face in it.

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      April 7, 2022 5:45 AM

      FEEK YES

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      April 7, 2022 5:46 AM

      Max Payne was an amazing game due to the technical barriers it broke during its time. Curious how a remake would hold up these days.

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      April 7, 2022 5:53 AM

      Max Payne 3 was much better than I expected it to be, loved that game. Surprised we're seeing a reboot of these honestly, thought it didn't sell well.

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