Sep 08 AT 9:33 AM Anthony Domanico 18 Comments

Rockstar Games announces Max Payne HD coming to mobile platforms (Android?)

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Rockstar Games sent out a press release for their upcoming Max Payne 3 videogame that will be launching in 2012. In one of the closing paragraphs of the press release, Rockstar announced that they will be giving the original Max Payne game the HD treatment, and will be releasing the game for mobile devices.

For fans looking for a new way to enjoy the classic Max Payne , Rockstar Games is happy to announce that Max Payne will receive the full HD treatment for mobile devices. Available for the first time on mobile, Max Payne will have connectivity to the Rockstar Games Social Club and boast the same features as its PC counterparts -- including HD graphics and high-resolution textures that take advantage of the latest mobile technologies, including incredibly customizable controls and support for wired controllers.Rockstar GamesPress Release

Though there is no mention of which platform(s) Max Payne HD will support on launch, we believe that the game will in fact be coming to Android, perhaps to devices with NVIDIA’s Tegra2 and Kal-El processors. A few months ago, we showed you the graphical power Kal-El is capable of, and a full-fledged HD PC-caliber game coming to mobile will likely need the graphical prowess afforded by Kal-El. With Kal-El devices expected to come in Q4 2011, we wouldn’t be too surprised if this is first launched on Kal-El tablets.

The original Max Payne was a favorite of mine back in the day. I’ve fully played through the game no fewer than 3 times, and needless to say I’m excited to make it 4 once it launches on Android devices. That said, we don’t have a confirmed release date for Max Payne HD, though I’d put my money on Q1 2012, perhaps March to coincide with the release of Max Payne 3 for PC/PS3/Xbox360.

Who else out there is exited for this (hopefully I’m not the only gaming nerd out there)? Think it will come to Android? Is Kal-El the perfect platform for this? Sound off in the comments.

Source: Gamasutra

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  • http://goncalossilva.com goncalossilva

    Wow, Max Payne… What a game! Hope it makes it to Android, can’t wait to play it!

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      Yeah, I heard rumors of this a few months ago, and was blown away that we can finally have awesome full-fledged games making their way to Android.

      • http://goncalossilva.com goncalossilva

        Not just any full-fleged game.. it’s Max Payne! :D

  • ZEROleaf

    I played the original Max Payne plenty of times on the pc(xbox as well)! Bullet time just never gets old.

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    i think this would easily run on a tegra 2. when you think the original spec was a pentium 3 a dual core will have no problems with it.

    my favorite memory of max payne was falling off a walkway with god mode on and being stuck at the bottom of the textures with a baby crying over and over. freaked me out man!

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

      Yes, but they’re releasing an HD version of it. I don’t know if that means it will be more intensive than the original PC version, but I think it will.

      I do think we’ll see it on Tegra 2.

      • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

        whats hd 1028×720? for a pc thats nothing really.

  • Nathan

    I love playing that the original Max Payne because it was fun to play on the xbox but now it on a mobile, hohoho now it even got better I can take it with me :)

  • BiGMERF

    i wont get to exited until i see what it will actually be released for…

    • diordna

      I agree, they didn’t confirm any platforms yet.

      • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

        Droid Gamers coerced Rockstar into telling them that it will in fact come to Android.

        • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

          Since it has support for wired controllers; I am going to presume it’ll be for Android, as iOS doesn’t support the external controllers.

  • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

    I believe this is a start. If this game sells well I think that we will see more and more devolpers hop onto the game bandwagon. As the processors start incorporating more/better GPUs we will see better high quality full blown games. Not to mention the HD res. screens.

    +1 to R* for making it wired game controller compatable. I believe that was a big move by Google to add support for controllers. It really opened up these types of possiblities with game developers. No more on screen controls taking up real estate.

    Now my question is if this will be a Tegra game…will it be Tegra Exclusive? Will Qcom start to court other game developers to program for their chip(s)? I really think the company that can make the better games will have an upper hand.

  • SliestDragon

    This is amazing! I hope this leads the way for more full fledged games like this. :)

  • Interpol91

    Great news! Hopefully I will get to play this with Kal-El!! I wonder what other great classic games will start making their way to the mobile world. Of course my hopes aren’t too high about Nintendo following in Rockstar’s footsteps.

  • Gregm

    Ahh yes, I remember Max’s permanent “Who farted?” face.

  • sasha

    Max Payne Android выход игры отменен – Сегодня должна была выйти ожидаемая игрушка на Андройд телефоны. Ведь обещали из Рокстара выход игры анонсировался сначала 26 апреля. Так вот как не странно без всяких слов, выход так и не произошел сегодня.

    http://lifexaker.blogspot.com/2012/04/max-payne-android.html

  • sasha

    Max Payne Android salir del juego cancelado – Hoy se supone que para obtener los teléfonos de juguete Androyd esperados. Debido a la rentabilidad prometida de Rockstar Games se anunció por primera vez el 26 de abril. Así que no lo suficiente sin palabras, la salida no ha sucedido hoy.

    http://lifexaker.blogspot.com/2012/04/max-payne-android.html

  1. Wow, Max Payne… What a game! Hope it makes it to Android, can’t wait to play it!

  2. I played the original Max Payne plenty of times on the pc(xbox as well)! Bullet time just never gets old.

  3. i think this would easily run on a tegra 2. when you think the original spec was a pentium 3 a dual core will have no problems with it.

    my favorite memory of max payne was falling off a walkway with god mode on and being stuck at the bottom of the textures with a baby crying over and over. freaked me out man!

  4. I love playing that the original Max Payne because it was fun to play on the xbox but now it on a mobile, hohoho now it even got better I can take it with me :)

  5. i wont get to exited until i see what it will actually be released for…

  6. I believe this is a start. If this game sells well I think that we will see more and more devolpers hop onto the game bandwagon. As the processors start incorporating more/better GPUs we will see better high quality full blown games. Not to mention the HD res. screens.

    +1 to R* for making it wired game controller compatable. I believe that was a big move by Google to add support for controllers. It really opened up these types of possiblities with game developers. No more on screen controls taking up real estate.

    Now my question is if this will be a Tegra game…will it be Tegra Exclusive? Will Qcom start to court other game developers to program for their chip(s)? I really think the company that can make the better games will have an upper hand.

  7. This is amazing! I hope this leads the way for more full fledged games like this. :)

  8. Great news! Hopefully I will get to play this with Kal-El!! I wonder what other great classic games will start making their way to the mobile world. Of course my hopes aren’t too high about Nintendo following in Rockstar’s footsteps.

  9. GregmGuest 4 years ago

    Ahh yes, I remember Max’s permanent “Who farted?” face.

  10. sashaGuest 3 years ago

    Max Payne Android выход игры отменен – Сегодня должна была выйти ожидаемая игрушка на Андройд телефоны. Ведь обещали из Рокстара выход игры анонсировался сначала 26 апреля. Так вот как не странно без всяких слов, выход так и не произошел сегодня.

    http://lifexaker.blogspot.com/2012/04/max-payne-android.html

  11. sashaGuest 3 years ago

    Max Payne Android salir del juego cancelado – Hoy se supone que para obtener los teléfonos de juguete Androyd esperados. Debido a la rentabilidad prometida de Rockstar Games se anunció por primera vez el 26 de abril. Así que no lo suficiente sin palabras, la salida no ha sucedido hoy.

    http://lifexaker.blogspot.com/2012/04/max-payne-android.html