Remedy Entertainment has recently shared an update on the progress of the highly anticipated remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news since the project’s announcement in April 2022, and it has been over a year since then.
It has been over a year since Remedy Entertainment’s announcement of the next-gen remakes of Max Payne 1 and 2. Until recently, the only known details were that the two classic games would be bundled together as a single title, much like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, and that the remakes would be developed using Remedy’s Northlight engine, which was used in the development of Control and Quantum Break.
Remedy Entertainment’s recent investor review has provided the first update in over a year regarding the development of the Max Payne remakes. The studio has shared its development process called Stage Gate, which all its projects go through, with the gaming community. As per the update, the Max Payne remakes have now progressed from the concept stage to the proof-of-concept stage. The remakes of the two classic games will be sold as a single title and will use Remedy’s Northlight engine for development, the same engine used in Control and Quantum Break.
Progress Is Being Made
During a recent business review for investors, Remedy provided an update on the development of the Max Payne remakes, revealing that the project has moved on from the concept stage to the proof-of-concept stage. Remedy stated that the proof-of-concept stage is expected to take between 3-6 months, followed by the production readiness stage which could take the same amount of time. If each stage takes 6 months, the game is set to enter full production in April 2024. The development team is currently focusing on the core mechanics that made the original Max Payne games popular. Remedy expects the small team working on the project to gradually expand in size throughout 2023. The entire production is estimated to take between one and two years, with an additional six months set aside for polishing the final product.
Although this update on the Max Payne remakes is informative for fans, it suggests that the release of the games is still far off, potentially taking years to materialise. The gaming community can look forward to Remedy Entertainment’s dedication to transparency and their pursuit of producing top-quality titles, with the hope that the final product will have been worth the extended wait.