Remedy Entertainment is returning to the franchise that made the studio a standout name in the gaming industry and remaking Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. The announcement comes with word that Remedy has struck a deal with Rockstar Games to develop the remake.
The deal is for Remedy to make a big remake encompassing the two classic Max Payne titles. The game will target release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC and will use its Northlight game engine. Rockstar will face the bill for the development, which will be budgeted to be “in line with typical Remedy AAA game production,” according to a press release provided by Remedy. Remedy will collect royalties from the game after Rockstar recovers its development and publishing funding. No exit window for the project was given.
Remedy CEO Tero Virtala commented on the deal saying, “We are extremely excited to be working with our partners at Rockstar Games again for the chance to bring the story, action and atmosphere of Max Payne’s original games to gamers in new ways.”
Take-Two, Rockstar’s parent company, owns the rights to Max Payne IP, and Rockstar itself developed Max Payne 3, which was released in 2012. Remedy and Apogee Software sold the rights to the series for $10 million. dollars in cash and stocks. actions in 2002, a year before the release of Max Payne 2.
Remedy Entertainment’s most recent games include Control, Crossfire X’s Campaign, and Alan Wake Remastered. The studio is currently developing Alan Wake 2, a multiplayer game with Tencent named Vanguard, and a multiplayer spin-off Control.