A real Remedy classic has now joined the growing ranks of Unreal Engine 5 ports on YouTube: Max Payne from 2001. The film noir avenger returns in the trailer video by the graphic design studio Teaser Play back to old locations.
On April 6, Remedy Entertainment announced remakes of the classic shooter Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. The announcement was followed by a veritable hype, as a result of which Remedy’s website went down. Graphic design studio Teaser Play was also inspired by the prospect of a new old Max Payne – and created a concept trailer showing parts of the 2001 series debut in Unreal Engine 5.
Max Payne with screen space ray tracing
In the video titled “Max Payne Remake – Unreal Engine 5 Insane Showcase”, the title hero roams through some of the old locations, which thanks to several “high-end graphics features” look anything but old. According to Teaser Play, the special lighting technology Lumen (Global Illumination), the “polyon miracle” Nanite and screen-space ray tracing are used here. The face used here for Max Payne – a mix of Sam Lake and James McCaffrey – was created exclusively by the creators.
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However, the remakes of the Max Payne games will not use the Unreal Engine 5, but the in-house Northlight engine, which has been continuously developed since Alan Wake and Control. The PC, Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are targeted as release platforms. However, it will still be some time before the release, because at the time of Remedy’s announcement, the projects were still in the concept development phase.
Source: Teaser Play via youtube