Remedy has announced it will be remaking PlayStation 2 classics Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne for PlayStation 5 in partnership with Rockstar Games. The two remakes will be shipped as a single product, with the project currently in the "concept development stage". Remedy will use its proprietary Northlight game engine and production is being funded by the Grand Theft Auto maker. The budget for the game is said to be the same as a "typical Remedy AAA production". No release date is mentioned as part of the press release.
Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games, said: "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 then explains how the Max Payne series has always held a special place in the hearts of everyone at Remedy. "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."
First released on PC in the summer of 2001, the first Max Payne made its way to PS2 six months later. Its successor, the Fall of Max Payne, followed just two years later in December of 2003. Fans then had to wait a whole nine years for Max Payne 3 to come along in 2012. Renown for its neo-noir atmosphere, groundbreaking storytelling and bullet-time gunplay, the series has sold more than 7.5 million copies to date. Alongside this newly-announced project, Remedy is also developing Alan Wake II.
Are you interested in these remakes? Share your initial thoughts in the comments below.
Really enjoyed the first one when I played it last year! Never got round to the second one so count me in.
Just what I needed to cheer me up after Chelsea's dismal UCL performance, can't wait to experience these gems again!
Hopefully this opens up the chance of a MP3 remaster down the line!
Cool, haven't played them since 2006 give or take.
Probably be another two years until it comes out but looking forward to it!
This news made my nipples hard.
Remake? So like with current gen graphics? I played Max Payne 1 on PC at launch and beat it in a single non stop session. Loved as much as you can love a game.
This is really cool news. I would definitely have played them if I had a PS2.
Seems a bit odd that they get a remake, while the gta trilogy only got a remaster. Not that i'm knocking Max Payne, but gta is surely a bigger selling series.
Hmm. Would love to play good remastered versions of the games (also from part 3), but after the GTA trilogy I lost my expectations with rockstar and their remasters.
Nevertheless hope this will lead us to a 4th party anytime.
@Balosi @Reeneman Remedy is developing the remakes. Rockstar is just funding it.
Can't wait I'll be buying day 1 😁
Edit* just realised it's only ps5 & not ps4 so I won't be buying day one 🙃
Hope they keep his face & voice the same
Awkward happy dancing! 🕺🏻 🕺🏻
Maybe if they sell well we'll see a fourth installment?!
You watch people complain because there not remaking Max Payne 3.
I think we can rely on Remedy to do these games justice. The series is their baby after all and they know what they're doing in general.
Colour me excited.
That’s the type of random news I like.
@Snake_V5 Why even remake that its still looks great just put out a patch that you can unlock all trophies offline.
I really enjoyed and still have the first two on PS2. Looking forward to seeing how these turn out. May be a day one for me.
Not interested I bought a PS5 for new games not Remakes of old games. We've had enough Remakes/Remasters and what have you to last a lifetime now.
Please, my wallet can't take this! I never asked for this but I'm skeptical. Hopefully it'll be amazing
@Flaming_Kaiser Becauase it's the one that most people prefer of the three.
Just waiting for that announcement from London studio there remaking the getaway lol.....cant wait for max Payne with the slow bullet time probably what made it good tbh
WOWWW! This is awesome news!
I hope they don’t change the comic strip cutscenes, they are already perfect.
@Snake_V5 The game looks good enough resolution upgrade and rather make a new part instead of wasting time on a game that is young.
Oh boy yes! Max Payne 1 is incredible and I really liked what I played of 2 but sadly my disc was scratched up on PS2 to the point that I couldn't finish it. I've always wanted to get back to it when I got the chance. Looks like my procrastination has paid off! Highly looking forward to this!
I never played the third one, but would like to. If I can ever get a PlayStation 5 I’ll buy these for sure. Anyone know if Max Payne 3 ever released on PlayStation 4? I’d love to play these three all in a row.
I've only ever played the third Max Payne game so I'm pretty excited for this remake.
AMAZING NEWS. The first game is a master piece (although if they could remove the screaming baby nightmare sections that would be grand). Never got round to the second game, so definitely up for this. Hope it gives renewed hope for new life of Max Payne 3 too. Amazing game that is criminally locked to PS3
The fact Remedy are making this rather than Rockstar is, frankly, quite encouraging at this point
Awesome news. Now if they could also port Max Payne 3, and not stream it through Now. Sony should acquire Remedy before Microsoft does.
I have the first one on the PS2, but i never finished it. I remember that it was brutally hard, not sure if it's just that or my lack of skill with the analogsticks back then. I played through MP3 when it released and i loved every bit, so much even that i dug up a copy of MP2 after that for Xbox and completed it on my Xbox360. I recall that it was kinda short, but had a cool story. No problems with aiming this time, MP3 and tons of other shooters before that had improved my skills apparently. Looking forward to finally beat MP1 with todays visuals and mechanics, that game was seriously dark in tone and atmosphere..
I loved the original games. This was my first introduction to bullet time in a game and it worked very well and was lots of fun to use.
I am looking forward to them, especially since I have forgotten 95% of what happens in the games anyway.
Oooof. Count me in. All 3 are the nuts. Replayed 1 a couple of years ago, still really good.
@Would_you_kindly By the time they are released you may very well be buying them day 1 haha
Hell yeah, glad its Remedy doing this as well. How about a remaster of Max Payne 3 as well R*.
@BobbyDG - No, it's a PS3 only game on Sony hardware but it was added to the Xbox backwards compatible library recently.
Very interested. Frankly I would love a new Max Payne game. I really didn't like 3, it was okay but it didn't feel like a Remedy game at all.
@RubyCarbuncle We? Funny because we implies you speak for all while sales show remakes and remasters are popular. Honestly i find it very strange how gamers are against remasters and remakes when most of them no doubt upgraded from VHS to DVD and then to Blu Ray and then maybe UHD. Really it just took gaming a while to do something the entertainment world has been doing for over 100 years or so.
Oh god please let them do max payne 3.
Interesting how as a R* fan never got round to playing this(probably cause it wasn't actually developed by R*) and Manhunt. I played "Warrrriiioooorrrss come out and plaaayyyaaayy" and Bully though. It was all about GTA for me.
@Dman10 Max Payne 3 is not on PS Now.
@RudeAnimat0r That’s because Remedy had nothing to do with it. It was all Rockstar.
I haven't played this cuz my first gaming console was a ps3, but Max Payne 3 was awesome. This is definitely going to be a new experience for me, looking forward to it. (this means single player games aren't dead as some people claim)
Max Payne 3 is probably one of my favourite games of the PS3 era and one of the most underrated games of all time!
I obviously love 1 and 2 too, played both on pc back in the day! Time flies...
Thank God it's Remedy doing the remakes and not Rockstar with their mobile studios
@Mole17 Yah, I know. I thought it was Rockstar's inability to capture Remedy's feel that was lacking in 3. I mean it was a perfectly fine, functional game, it just felt like it had lost its identity. That it was a weird cash in game.
Be nice if we could get a new bully or remake, but not made by grove Street please
Remedy and rockstar teaming up for a remake of max payne 1 and max payne 2.oh yeah.that is a amazing news.all the max payne are amazing.max payne 3 is one of the greatest games of all times.word up son
Almost bought these on Steam a bunch of times. Glad I didn't! Looking forward to the remakes!
@WallyWest It's just generally speaking when I say we've had. I'm not speaking for everyone here.
There's many people who haven't commented here who wouldn't be interested in these like me. Again we prefer it when brand new games get announced rather than another Remake or Remaster because we've played these games before but I can understand people being excited who haven't played them.
I’m all 4 it. Geddit? I want a Max Payne 4
The first two were fantastic and I'm happy to hear this!
@Shigurui Thank you!
As long as Grove Street Games stays far faaaar away from it.
@Rural-Bandit If I haven't played a particular game that's being remade then I'll buy it otherwise no Sony won't be getting anything.
I don't particularly trust Rockstar to make a proper remake, which is funny because I used to think their games were the most technically ambitious in the industry.
Max Payne sounds interesting though. Is it that game with they guy leaving a hospital? I remember my cousin playing it.
@Rob_230 (although if they could remove the screaming baby nightmare sections that would be grand).
Remember completing the first and thats the most memorable bit for me (not in a good way)
I played that bit with volume on mute 😂 dont put screaming babies in games. My heart doesnt like it😬🙈
Amazing, love these games.
Rarely buy rehash but I’ll be buying this one just to support Remedy and the project.
@TheArt @Trousersnake @Deadlyblack @buckp25 @Apfelschteiner I've never played any of the games before, despite owning Max Payne 3 on PS3.
Seriously excited to finally experience the series.
@RenanKJ Rockstar is just funding the remakes, Remedy is actually developing/making them.
(Remedy made Alan Wake, Quantum Break, & Control)
@RubyCarbuncle @Rural-Bandit it makes 3 of us..i'm not against remakes if they are of the same quality and treated with the same respect for the original source like the demon souls remake but remasters? Nah had enough of remasters unless they are sub £30..
If it's same quality as the Mafia Remake I'm in.
@RenanKJ it's the ones where you can jump and make things go slow motion, matrix style. I think they coined the phrase "bullet time".
Nice, max payne 1 & 2 with remedy control engine will be amazing 😃
OMG! Glad that Remedy themselves are remaking it. Gonna be picking this up early when it releases. Absolutely love the Max Payne series.
If it's cheaper on Steam then I'll just wait for that version instead, $70 for these old games in remake form just isn't worth it.
@BobbyDG Max Payne 3 is still on Steam if that makes you happy. There are some nice mods for it too if you decided to check that one out.
@Would_you_kindly It's also coming to Xbox Series X and PC as well btw so you're not completely left out if you don't have a PS5 yet. The only systems not getting it are Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.
I've never played a Max Payne game in my life, maybe this will be a great time to jump in if they do a good job
My last play was 6 years ago on PS4 at a sale price. What a deal, and i had many lol moments with the characters facial animations. The screaming baby? Just mute the sound.
It will be interesting to see how ambitious the remakes will be. Could those remakes be as good as the Mafia remake?
Great news that it’s for new gen only. A proper remake and not a remaster sounds exciting. 👍🏻
For pc, ps5 and xbox series x. Look i understand push square is a playstation centric news site but this article made it seem like playstation are working with remedy and rockstar to make this happen.
It's clearly remedy and rockstar not playstation.
Max Payne 3 was awesome. I couldn’t believe how it looked on a PS3. I don’t understand the poor critics. Need more games like it. 👍🏻
@BobbyDG its probably too far off to say but they will probably just be remaking it for x and ps5, pc.
@Specter_of-the_OLED dont have a next gen console yet & don't see myself getting one anytime soon with bills sky rocketing but if this isn't coming out for a few years I might be able to get one in time
Nah there’s nothing in the article misleading people to think it’s exclusive to PlayStation.
I only agree that it should give more details. I had to check the source to make sure it’s for new gen and PC only and not for last gen.
It’s clear that it’s better to give more facts than not enough though.
@RubyCarbuncle I bet you bought the Pokémon remakes though didn't you
@Rural-Bandit nah you got it wrong. There s no ‘answer to GP’ and there doesn’t need to.
Base service is still the cheapest. Not everyone wants to rent games in online only subscriptions.
Pain to the Max!!!!!!!
@LiamCroft R* funded aswell GTA Trilogy remasters. Didnt developed by themselves.
Wow it’s my birthday today and this feels like such a great present!
Heard of the games, have no idea what they are though (I assume it's a shooter, a 3rd person one). Time to google.
Wow incredible. This could be awesome, hope they do then justice
@KidBoruto I've never played them either. They seem like the kinds of games that I would absolutely play if they had modern controls and graphics, but I absolutely won't go back to the originals.
@JJ2 agree. I recently played it from start to finish on XSX through BC and can safely say it’s better than anything we have had this gen so far!
"concept development stage"
@Luigia Many happy returns!
"They were all dead. The final gunshot was an exclamation mark to everything that had led to this point. I released my finger from the trigger and then..." they FINALLY announced a remake
Very, VERY excited about this.
@RogerRoger thanks Roger 🎂🎉👍🏻
Oh my, my prayers have been answered!
@JJ2 yeah want to see more games only developed for the current gen.
@Specter_of-the_OLED Thank you!
@Gh05tm4ch1n3 Hopefully I can get a PS5 soon. I’m sure these are still a while off though.
@Apfelschteiner Agreed sadly, PS2 era gameplay hasn't aged well at all.
Sounds good, but I do hope they change the writing a little. Max was so insufferable in MP2. People who say things like max payne or heavy rain are "just like a movie" have probably not seen a good movie as of late. It was okay by video game standards. Of course games with great stories don't necessarily make good movies either.
@Would_you_kindly come on. Until this comes out, you should get a PS5.
U5 Engine is on its way, it's more and more a must.
"Ahhh *****, here we Grove Street games again..."
I'll never get over companies doing these lacklustre announcements in tweets with nothing to show!
Why not wait a bit until the project is further along and you actually have something to show?
@Would_you_kindly The Diamond and Pearl Remakes? actually no I never did like generation 4 and never understood the hype surrounding them. Pokèmon Legends Arceus I bought instead because that's the direction I believe the series needs to go, a step forward rather than a step back.
Indeed we r in luck that’s still a thing. For now. That’s why the constant talk of
subscription servicesGamepass as if it’s the second coming is ridiculous.
Max Payne 3 and I’m sold!
‘Sony see’s enough value in GP to rework PS+ ‘
No that was the whole point of my reply to you.
What Sony is doing has nothing to do with GP. Is NOT an ‘answer’ to it.
Differences and options are indeed great. Platform being different with different services is great. Grow the differences don’t try make everything the same.
PSNOW existed long before. It’s just an evolution of it which everyone agree was needed but unrelated to GP
Oh I saw that a while ago. He’s just saying there’s news to come and they have PSNOW. I don’t know what your trying to say here. There’s nothing in that answer.
The simple facts is PSNOW already existed long before GP. By that logic GP would be the answer to PSNOW then? No
Anyway if that makes you feel like it whatever.
Personally I would like the base service to improve and I’m hoping it does consider it’s all about PS+ now adding value to the higher tiers.
I don’t want base sub to collapse like it did on Xbox.
Point is they are different and we already know first party won’t be day one so it’s proven as a matter of fact that it’s not an ‘answer’ to GP but a logical evolution.
You should be aware that Sony never answer to a direct question about the competition.
The press often makes that mistake too.
@Kidfunkadelic83 🤣 you and me both. At the time i thought it was like nails on a chalkboard, but now i have my own kids, i fear it would be even more unbearable
@Rob_230 for exactly the same reasons i agree with you 😂
I’m actually happy if Ms acquire Activision. I hope they do. I said it many times. It’s a freaking obscene waste of money and this uncreative practice isn’t good for gaming in general in my opinion. (I also said the press should have been more vocal about it) But I’m happy they doing this for that publisher I don’t give a damn instead of other good studios. 👍🏻
So we both happy haha
I hope it's a damn site better than the Alan Wake update....
Max Payne was good in its day but it's certainly can not be a straight remake as it will feel very basic by today standards..
Like many others you seem to speak with no experience at all.
"PSnow is a laggy experience on older games no offense but that’s just the general take on the service."
Rather than find out what psnow is, you thought you'd just rely on rumour?
PS now has had over 300 ps4 downloadable games for years.
i've subbed 2 years and I don't even know what a stream looks like as I would have no use for it.
My PS4 games run at exactly the same speed as people who bought the disk and its been this way for years.
All PS4 games just download and install as if you bought them on the store. The experience of streaming is irrelevant for most, unless you are looking to play PS3 titles, in which case you have to stream as the code wont run on the hardware.
Its unusual for you to post without checking your facts, even if I don't agree with you, you normally make good posts.
But in this case you simply don't know what your talking about and therefore seem to be drawing the wrong conclusions.
Whilst I appreciate your reply and advising your interest in the service would be based on ps3 title availability, you must surely see that this is unusual.
Most people will be interested in ps4 titles, which still remain fantastic games in every genre and have more award winning hits in their eco system than their competition. Having a library of titles such as Uncharteds, Horizon, Last of Us, Spiderman etc etc, all available to download and install is a copelling offering to many. Im a GP ultimate subscriber with a series X and a 3090 PC, but I use now almost as much as GP, and this year more so, as they have great titles that will never surface on GP, and very often 3rd party title availability is pretty much the same across the services, except them big money day 1 releases. Last one I cared about was Forza, though obviouly I endured Halo just so I could have a valid opinion based on fully completing.
I find it strange you can dis a service based on zero idea of what it actually is (you peddle the idea that games are streamed, when they have been downloadable for over 4 years). You state you dont want any current games and simpy want games from a machine two gens old that we all know cant run on the hardware.
I believe your comments are disengenuous, and made to support a stance you took with zero knowledge of what you were commeting on, hense your complete disregard to me pointing out your false statements.
Its a shame as you are keen to contribute and obviously passionate about games. But if your simply gonna ignore reality and invent truths based on yiur need to dis something, then your posts become pointless.
If you wish to double down and advise me how an installed ps4 game is any more laggy when it was sourced via now rather than the store, then please do so, Im happy to admit getting it wrong and learning something.
Except we both know that the game is the same code downloaded from the same server, and your statements cannot withstand any scruitiny.
If you genuinely wish to access the old PS3 stuff, thats unlikly to be possible on current hardware unless they invest in developing emulation, and i dont think that makes a lot of financial sense.
Get RCPS 3 emulator on a pc and most titles are pretty good, thats what i do if I need to dig out an older title. Or better yet, pick up an old PS3. Its a shame, i still have an original fat ps3 as well as a slim, but they've not been used since ps4 came out...
@MattSilverado so you don't know what a remake means?
@Balosi odd? Your joking right?
@Zombiechris Not at all. Would seem to make more sense to fund remakes of gta rather than max payne, due to the difference in popularity, but whatever.
I guess their stellar series gets shoddy remasters while the less popular ones get the full remake treatment.
@Rural-Bandit No prob. We can both agree its pretty rubbish if its ps3 your after.
@JJ2 I never understood it also! The shooting/physics were so damn good...to this day I don't recall a game doing it better
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