- The trademark dispute between Take-Two Interactive and Remedy Entertainment has already been resolved amicably, according to a representative for the developer.
- The initial filings were just a formality and the working relationship between Remedy and Take-Two remains unchanged.
- The resolution is good news for fans of the Max Payne series, as Remedy and Take-Two are collaborating on remakes of the first two games, with funding provided by Rockstar Games.
The recently reported trademark dispute between video game giant Take-Two Interactive and renowned developer Remedy Entertainment has already been resolved, the latter claimed. In addition, the studio noted that its working relationship with Take-Two Interactive remains unchanged.
Take-Two Interactive filed two trademark disputes against Remedy Entertainment in the United Kingdom back in May over the studio’s then-newly introduced logo, a stylized R with the word “Remedy” below it. Remedy Entertainment adopted the logo in April, telling fans that it represented the veteran Finnish developer’s evolution over the years. However, Take-Two Interactive argued that the new logo was too similar to that of its subsidiary’s, Rockstar Games. As media picked up on the story, many speculated that the dispute could have created bad blood between Remedy Entertainment and Take-Two Interactive, but it seems like no such fallout ever happened.
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Journalist Stephen Totilo recently revealed on Twitter that the trademark dispute between Remedy Entertainment and Take-Two Interactive had already been completely resolved in an amicable manner late last year. The filings themselves were just an initial formality, Totilo claimed, citing a representative for Remedy Entertainment. In a statement sent to IGN, the developer explained that the filings took longer to complete due to holiday scheduling, adding that it and Take-Two Interactive continue to work together as partners.
As Remedy Entertainment and Take-Two Interactive have joined forces to deliver remakes of the first two Max Payne games, these latest developments should be a source of relief for fans of the series. While Remedy Entertainment created Max Payne, Rockstar Games currently owns the rights to the franchise. Rockstar Games, which published Max Payne 1 and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, has also provided funding to Remedy Entertainment for the remakes’ development.
Max Payne 3, the only title in the series to be developed by Rockstar Games, was widely praised for its narrative and gameplay, much like its predecessors. However, the shooter failed to meet Take-Two Interactive’s sales expectations, and the series largely laid dormant until the remakes were announced. Many games like Max Payne have popped up over the years in the wake of the series’ inactivity.
In addition to the Max Payne remakes, Remedy Entertainment is currently working on Control 2, as well as an upcoming multiplayer title only known as Condor. The studio is also set to release two DLC expansions for Alan Wake 2 in 2024. With Remedy Entertainment‘s attention being split between so many projects, it may take some time before the Max Payne remakes ever get to see the light of day.
Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 debuted in October 2023, nearly fifteen years after its predecessor first hit stores. Remedy’s survival-horror game tells a dual-protagonist story, with one part following the eponymous writer while the other revolving around an agent named Saga Anderson.
- alan wake
- October 27, 2023
- Survival Horror
- M For Mature 17+ Due To Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language