Reinforced in the third Beyond Thunderdome instalment, it became clear that the environment of Mad Max was a primal wasteland of violence, harsh survival and Tina Turner chainmail. It is this land that players will be stepping (and driving) into when Mad Max the video game hits PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2014.
Though he game has no link to the past films nor the upcoming production story wise, players will be taking the role as Max Rockatansky himself. This is a single player game with intense vehicular combat as the focus of the action.
Developer Avalanche Studios is promising a huge open wasteland to explore both by foot and by (up to 50) vehicles. Gangs, bandits and other challenges will make survival difficult for Max, and players will need wits as well as driving skill to survive.
“Mad Max places gamers directly into the driver’s seat of their ultimate customised 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.”