remastered or Xbox backward compatible version?

Insider Ralph has just advised us to stay alert, as next week there may be news on Max Payne 3, the latest chapter in the series dedicated to the cursed cop created by Remedy.

That’s all we know. The insider in fact limited himself to sharing on Twitter an artwork of the game published and developed by Rockstar Games flanked by an extremely concise caption that reads: “next week”.

The veracity of Ralph’s tip obviously has to be proven, but we couldn’t help but throw ourselves into a couple of speculations. The first hypothesis that came to our mind is that of a remastered version of Max Payne 3. Rockstar Games has just released the remake of GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas, so it could do the same for the 2012 shooter. Equally likely could be the addition of Max Payne 3 to Microsoft’s backward compatibility program. Some unconfirmed rumors dating back to last October have suggested the arrival of new Xbox backward compatible games … what if Max Payne 3 is one of them? Which of the two hypotheses is the more plausible, in your opinion?