It’s easy to dismiss the growing popularity of the classic game remaster – after all, why create something new when you can sell something that already exists? That said, some of the most beloved games of previous generations deserve to be updated for modern hardware, and Max Payne is one of them. Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment have announced remakes of the first two games of the series: Max Paine and Max Paine: The Fall of Max Paine.
We’ve seen a lot of old titles resurface over the last few years, including but not remotely limited to Warcraft III, Command and Conquer, Mass Effect, and Diablo II. Some of these projects have been more successful than others, but it is safer to start a new franchise with content that people like. And that brings us to Max Payne, who I and many others played with obsession in the early 2000’s.
The writing is a bit more dramatic, especially by today’s standards, but that’s what you’d expect from a hard-boiled detective story. Max Payne Games was a third-person shooter with bullet-time mechanics, allowing players to dive into the air at slow speeds as they fired rounds after rounds at enemies. The first game was released just two years after the original Matrix movie, and it undoubtedly benefited from a similar battle style. You can install a mode to mimic the movie’s famous lobby scene.
We’re delighted to announce that we will be remaking the iconic Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne in a new development agreement with Rockstar Games.
Read the full press release here: https://t.co/gx9tuH425j
– Remedy Entertainment (medyremedygames) April 6, 2022
Remedy will create a remake on the Northlight engine, the most famously used in the 2019 control. This “physically based render system” seems to be a great match for Max Payne, who had extensive physics for a game of his era. I actually remember being shot from different guns to the floor by the way Looked They are as different as floating on the side of the camera in slow motion. Targets hit by shotgun blasts behaved differently than you could wing with just a low-caliber pistol. Hopefully the new engine will allow them to fix the Max’s permanent constipation expression.
The remake will include both the original title. Although there was a third installment, developed and published by Rockstar, it did not launch until 2012 and the first and second had only limited connections. The remake is set to launch soon, but will be available on PC, Xbox Series X / S, and PlayStation 5.