Mad Max certainly doesn't appear to be a straightforward driving game, based on the video preview and brief press release, but that's not a bad thing from where we're sitting. The open-world eco system will ask players to aid their survival chances by constructing customizable combat vehicles – scavenging for parts in the forlorn landscapes that the Mad Max movies have made famous.
This sandbox-style gaming, mixed with vehicle building and on-road battling seem as though they hold a lot of promise. And, if it all looks as good as the cut scene below in the video trailer below, all the better. Mad Max is due out sometime in 2014 as a launch title for the PS4, and will also be available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
POST-APOCALYPTIC OPEN WORLD ACTION GAME
Debuting for Next-Gen, Current-Gen Consoles and PC in 2014
Burbank, Calif. – June 10, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Mad Max™, a new open world, third-person action game where players become Mad Max, a lone warrior in a savage post-apocalyptic world where cars are the key to survival. The game will debut for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One® the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC.
Scheduled for release in 2014, Mad Max will deliver dynamic, open-world gameplay where gamers fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits. Players are challenged with treacherous missions as they scavenge the dangerous landscape for supplies to build the ultimate combat vehicle.
"Mad Max places gamers directly into the driver's seat of their ultimate customized vehicle to battle it out in the action-packed, open world of The Wasteland," said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production & Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We are very pleased to work with Avalanche Studios to provide a next generation gaming experience with robust fighting paired with dynamic vehicular combat."
"Over a decade of creating open world experiences has led us to this point," said Christofer Sundberg, Avalanche Studios Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer. "The Wasteland lends itself incredibly well to the high level of player freedom with which Avalanche Studios has become synonymous. This unforgiving environment inspired us to create a gritty and diverse experience where driving, fighting and scavenging are essential for survival."
Mad Max is under development by Avalanche Studios. For more information, visit www.madmaxgame.com, Facebook.com/MadMaxGame and Twitter.com/MadMaxGame.