PlayStation 4 doesn’t offer the kind of backwards compatibility that the Xbox One does but Sony is working with publishers to bring some classic PlayStation 2 games to the PlayStation 4. It appears that the first Max Payne title released for PS2 might be in line to arrive on the PS4, it might be released on the current-gen console as early as this week, though Sony is yet to make an announcement for North America.
The official European PlayStation blog has revealed that the first Max Payne title is going to arrive on the PlayStation 4 come April 22nd. Therefore, it’s quite likely that an announcement will be made for North America soon as well.
The first Max Payne title was released back in 2001 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. The title was developed by Remedy Entertainment which subsequently sold the rights to this franchise to Take-Two, the parent company of Rockstar.
Max Payne will be the 22nd PS2 game to arrive on the PlayStation 4, previous titles that have made the jump include Grand Theft Auto III, Star Wars Bounty Hunter, and Bully.
Sony has previously said that it’s going to work tirelessly to bring more PS2 games to PS4 regularly so it’s clear that this list is only going to increase in the months to come.