Fans of Max Payne had to wait many years for new adventures. Now at least the remake of the first two parts is within reach.
In the early years of the 2000s, there were some game series that fans still have special memories of. Back then, still on PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox, “Max Payne” was one of the most famous action shooters, which was produced completely in the style of a “film noir” and convinced with a great story and terrific gameplay.
A second part “The Fall of Max Payne” was released back in 2003 and was also a hit.
Exactly these two games get a remake more than 20 years after their release and are supposed to be brought up to the state of the art. So it’s not just a “remaster”, but actually a complete redesign.
When will the remake be released? There is no concrete date for the remake yet. However, it is clear that it should have the “production value of a AAA title” and that both parts will be combined into one game. So if you haven’t played Max Payne 1 and 2 yet, you might want to wait for the remake so you can play the whole thing in nicer graphics and “in one go”.
The game will be released on the PC, but also on Xbox Series X/S and the PlayStation 5.
What was so special about Max Payne? Even though it is now a standard in many games, Max Payne is considered the pioneer of the so-called “bullet time”. Here, the game’s timeline is drastically slowed down for a few seconds, giving you time to take a closer look or fire several precise shots that would hardly be possible in the heat of a normal battle.
This bullet time, which many may also know from the first Matrix movie, has since been adopted in numerous games. There is also something similar in Red Dead Redemption, GTA V or the action series Bayonetta.
Are you looking forward to the return of Max Payne? Or would you rather have a Max Payne 4 instead of a remake?