Remedy not planning to revisit Max Payne anytime soon

Friday, 19 February 2010 17:21 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Remedy’s told VG247 it has no plans to revisit the Max Payne franchise again after the release of the studio’s new IP, Alan Wake.

Head of franchise at the studio Oskari Hakkinen did say, however, it was hopeful Rockstar would give it “their own interpretation”.

“Max was a long process for us obviously as well,” he said to us at a London event this past week for the 360 thriller.

“We sold the IP to Rockstar who are now doing their interpretation of Max Payne. I haven’t seen it. I mean, I’ve seen the screenshots [of Max Payne 3], and you know what? Rockstar don’t make bad games.

“Rockstar make awesome games, and, rightly so, they’re going to make their own interpretation of Max Payne and it’s not going to be a Remedy game. But it’ll be awesome, because it’s going to be Rockstar.

“It’ll be interesting to play it and see their interpretation. [Remedy head writer] Sam Lake is the brainchild behind the Remedy version, so Rockstar should make their own interpretation of that.”

Max Payne 3 was due for a release at the end of last year, but was delayed several times since. It’s now on course for a release in Q4 2010 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, with development being done by Rockstar Vancouver.

Alan Wake, meanwhile, will be coming from Remedy on May 18 in the US and May 21 in the UK for Xbox 360. Get our full interview with Oskari Hakkinen here.