Sam Lake, creative director at the Remedy Entertainment recently spoke with the Metro about his upcoming anti-cipated game, Quantum Break, which is set for release next month.
While talking talking with the Metro, he said that if given opportunity by Rockstar, the team “could come up with something cool” for a new Max Payne game.
Originally, Remedy Entertainment was behind the successful franchise, Max Payne. But in 2002, after the development and launch of first Max Payne game, Remedy Entertainment sold all of the Max Payne franchise rights to Take-Two Interactive.
Since then, next two sequels were developed by Remedy Entertainment and Rockstar Games, but during development Max Payne 3, Remedy acted as consultants. During his recent interview regarding the Max Payne, he said;
They did contact us close to the end of Max Payne 3 and wanted us to be consultants. We were playing the game and giving them feedback, and I had a nice opportunity of working with Dan Houser when he was creating the prequel comic book for Max Payne 3. But other than that we were not involved.
I don’t know… if that kind of opportunity did present itself I think it would be fun.
Yes. You can’t help but have all kinds of ideas, but we did two Max Payne games. From a creator’s perspective it was actually nice knowing that we had sold the IP to Rockstar after the first one, and part of the deal was to make the second one. So through that whole project I knew that in all likelihood this was the last Max Payne that we would make. So doing that and saying your goodbyes to that franchise had a lot of closure for me. But who can say, if something like that would suddenly happen I’m sure that we could come up with something cool.
Max Payne 3 was released in 2012 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, while we haven’t heard anything more regarding studio’s plans to reveal next Max Payne game. Currently, Quantum Break is about to be released by Remedy Entertainment on April 5th for PC and Xbox One. Stay tuned for more updates!