Max Payne 4 - News and what we'd love to see

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Max Payne firing a shot while diving in Max Payne 3.
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Third-person shooters have been one of the most popular game genres for decades. It's no surprise, since there are many successful titles in this genre. One of the most popular series of third-person shooters is Max Payne from Rockstar Games.

In the game, you have to play as Max Payne and kill all the goons that stand in your way. Of course, there will be a lot of them. Throughout three games, we watched the protagonist's revenge and its consequences after losing his family. The last entry came out more than a decade ago, so many fans are curious about the Max Payne 4 release date.


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Max Payne 4 news

Max Payne 3 was released in 2012. After more than a decade, we still haven't seen the continuation of the series. Many players are wondering if it is worth waiting for it at all.


It is rather difficult to answer this question, since Rockstar has not spoken about the Max Payne series for a while. Therefore, we believe that the players are unlikely to ever see the new adventures of the grizzled detective.

Also, an important reason for this is the ending of Max Payne 3. Our protagonist survived, and in theory, new adventures can await him. But Max has gone through too much. It is difficult to count how many enemies he has killed, and how many bullets he has taken. In all three parts, we watched how the personality of the hero changed. In the last cutscene, Max can finally relax on the beach, not thinking about how to dodge bullets and how to get revenge.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. In 2022, Remedy announced full-scale remakes of the first two Max Payne games, in agreement with Rockstar Games. While it may not count as a proper sequel, we'll get to see the first two games in glorious HD.


What we would love to see in Max Payne 4

At the moment there is no news about the development of Max Payne 4. But we can not deny that perhaps in a couple of years, Rockstar Studios will release the fourth game. Therefore, below we have collected five things we would love to see in the new Max Payne.

Noir style

The first two Max Payne games were incredibly atmospheric thanks to their noir style. However, in the third part, the developers missed this, which made the game look worse. Therefore, if Max Payne 4 ever comes out, it must be in a noir style.



What could be better than epic bullet-time shootouts? Of course, these are bullet-time shootouts with a friend. In a new Max Payne game, we would like to see the multiplayer similar to the third part, because the multiplayer there is incredibly fun.

Fascinating detective story

Of course, the Max Payne series is loved for its exciting gameplay. But without a story, all those fights would get boring very quickly. Since Max has become almost a police legend, the developers have many opportunities to create an exciting story in Max Payne 4.


Environment destructibility

An indicator of a good shooter is how much recoil a weapon has, and what marks it leaves on game objects. In all parts, Remedy has historically tried to make as many destructible objects as possible. But we would like to see something on the level of Control, because it's been a decade since we last saw environmental destruction in a Max Payne game.

More locations

The main gameplay in the Max Payne series is shootouts. It is why level design is so important. So, we would like to see at least a few dozen huge locations where you can use different strategies to defeat the enemies in the new game. From high-rises to open outside areas, we want even more variety.


That's all we know about the development of Max Payne 4. As soon as the developers report at least some details about the game, we will immediately tell you. While you are still here, make sure to check our list of the best free PC games.