In today’s landscape of constant remakes and remasters, we’re surprised these two PlayStation 2 classics have not yet made the list. That time, however, is coming to an end. Remakes of Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max have been announced by developer Remedy in partnership with Rockstar Games.
With no release window announced, these remakes will launch on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, hinting that they’re both at least a couple of years away. Remedy had also announced that these remakes will utilise the in-house Northlight game engine, used for 2019’s stellar action thriller, Control. Remedy had also released a remaster of Alan Wake, with Alan Wake 2 announced last year in December. It seems likely that these remakes will launch after the release of Alan Wake 2.
It still remains to be seen just how much of a facelift these remakes will be getting, given they’ll most likely look and play vastly different to their original counterparts. We do hope that the comic book style of storytelling and gritty noir vibes hang around, with the noir genre sorely lacking in games as of late.