The world has gone on too long without Max Payne, with us last seeing the nihilistic former detective in Max Payne 3, released back in 2012. Developer Remedy announced last year that remakes of the iconic first two PS2 entries in the series would be built from the ground up.
In partnership with Rockstar Games, Remedy has been hard at work in the intervening months. CEO Tero Virtala revealed during the company's latest earnings call that the project (which will bundle both games together for PS5) is progressing well and has moved into the proof-of-concept stage.
"The development team has worked efficiently in proving the key elements of what Max Payne is all about and in bringing the game in high quality to today’s consoles and PCs. We expect the project to keep advancing well, and with that, the team size will expand gradually towards year-end, " says Virtala. Remedy aims to have this ambitious remake out by 2025 (with Alan Wake 2 on track for later in 2023).
The series gained a cult following after two releases on PS2, with the eponymous Max Payne launching in 2001 and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne shortly after, in 2003. While not for everyone, the titular character's habit of speaking in Laconic one-liners and the grim, neo-noir world in which he inhabits was incredibly striking at the time, and that's to say nothing of its truly epic Bullet Time gameplay mechanics.
Are you excited to revisit the wonderful world of Payne and see the character done justice? Remember that it's fear that lends men wings in the comments section below.
I'm excited for these remakes, but this mostly reminded me that Alan Wake 2 is still slated for this year. Hell yes.
Oh, yes. I upgraded a desktop PC back in 2001, just to max...(lol) out the graphics settings. It was an 800mhz Pentium III with 256mb of ram, and a 64mb Geforce2.
It was a BEAST!
Lemon face in 4k
So excited for this remake although I wiuld have hoped to see the trilogy being rrmade and a date earlier than 2025
@BrettAwesome those were the days.
They sure were, although personally I have a bit more nostalgia for the 486 and PII eras respectively 🤷♀️ people often reminisce about the early days of discrete GPU's, but MAN was it cool when 16 bit sound cards became a thing.
I am pre-ordering the second it pops up. Legendary game.
Everyone knows the best entry in the series was the movie starring Sully.
@BrettAwesome i've more nostalgia for my first PC , i can't remember which Pentium was it 1 or 2 , i just remember that my hard disk was less than 1 GB and it was all okay, and when i upgraded my hard disk to a 20 GBs hard disk it felt like nothing could ever fill this space, i remember i was playing MDK , and metal gear solid when i got this hard disk.
@Charbelmk Probably feel that they can sell part 3 separately
Cannot wait for this! It has indeed been too long. The first games are definitely dated now. A direct sequel would be nice also some point down the line
“The things that I want, by Max Payne”……..
Something to add to the list!
feeling so sorry for modern-day kids..they have no idea
Mx payne 1 and 2 remake is going to be amazing.but max payne 3 is excellent.its one of the best games ever made.remedy is a good studio.word up son
Have this on the ps1 and PC have to be really stonking to get me to shell out again 😂
I'm shocked more developers weren't inspired by this series to make more bigger, darker Noir thriller games. There's something about Noir and this style of lead character narration and story telling that really suits gaming, maybe even more than movies.
Also, can't wait for the Wolverine game as you know that game is going to be Max Payne as f***
@SlySnake0407 At least you had the luxury of forgetting! I'm still checking news sites every day for a new trailer or proper release date.
Max's attire was cunning. You can mount up the enemies yet nobody will want the shirt off your back
I remember playing both max payne 1 & 2 on pc, man the graphics on max payne series on is kind of insane back then, max payne 1 for realistic graphics, and max payne 2 for physical simulation for objects
So they just abandoned control 2?
@aj21009 I really hope they will remake it though 🙏🏼
@Don_Corleone They have a different team working on Control 2. Pre-production.
@Zeke68 Okay, thanks!
Max payne 3 is still a looker and plays beautifully…
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