Remedy Entertainment has announced that remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2 are in early development.
The remakes are in the works at Remedy following a new deal with rights holder Rockstar Games. The partnership sees Rockstar finance the development – referred to as AAA-level – with Remedy receiving royalties once Rockstar has recouped its development, marketing, and publishing costs.
The remakes will be made with the studio’s proprietary Northlight engine, previously used for the award-winning Control.
Speaking about the deal, Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, says:
“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 CEO Tero Virtala adds:
“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.”
Both games will be released in a single package for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.