Avalanche Studios, the creative minds being the Just Cause and The Hunter franchises are developing a Mad Max game based on the film series of the same name. The game was originally shown off at Sony’s E3 press conference back in 2013 and now has a set release date for September 1st, 2015. It was delayed multiple times due to console limitations and other things but it’s now on track to release on PS4, Xbox One, Windows, and Linux. Despite releasing in the same year, this video game is not directly connected to the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road and was never intended as a movie-game tie in.John Fuller, who is the Senior Producer of Avalanche Studios, posted a blog entry on the PlayStation Blog. He revealed the trailer which shows some gameplay and more of the story of the game. After watching the Mad Max film a few weeks ago, I can definitely say that it has the same feel of the film but it is not connected to the film at all! Which is a great thing, because games based off of movies are usually terrible.
Here is the post from John Fuller and the trailer!
“As you know, Mad Max is an open-world action adventure game set in the post-apocalyptic universe made famous by the films. However, while you may recognize certain elements, it is truly a standalone game with original characters, storyline and setting crafted from the ground up to rival the best games out there. So, what’s the story all about?
Well, at the start of the game, as is so often the case for Max, he is simply trying to avoid contact with what passes for humanity in the Wasteland. He is searching for some sort of respite, whether it is in a real world place or somewhere in his head.
We start our story as he gets tangled up in a fight with a group of warboys. These are the zealous foot soldiers of the Wasteland Warlord and ruler of Gastown, Scabrous Scrotus. Stripped of his prized Interceptor, he is left for the Wasteland to chew up. However, he receives help from an unlikely companion, a Wasteland Blackfinger named Chumbucket, who realises that Max has ‘otherworldly skills’ as a driver and survivor. Chum’ convinces Max that together they can craft a mighty machine, which he calls Max’s Magnum Opus (meaning ‘Great Masterpiece’).
In the game, you will have much use of Chumbucket’s insider knowledge of the Wasteland and its inhabitants. As long as your paths are aligned, he will also be of great value in improving and weaponizing your Magnum Opus. He will even man the harpoon and repair your vehicle in battle when you need it.
Both Max and Chum are acutely aware that the car will require a powerful V8 engine if it is to survive in battle. In the video you will see that Max ventures into the heart of Gastown in order to compete in a race to the death. The prize — the V8 he so desperately needs. First he will have to face his enmity with Scrotus’ most feared henchman, Stank Gum, a despicable character who revels in spreading Scrotus’ terror in the most grotesque ways possible. The closer Max is driven to breaking point, the more he struggles with his sanity. (There’s a hint of that in the video, too!)’*** From PlayStation Blog
After watching Mad Max, I’m super excited and scared for this game to come out. But I have faith in Avalanche studios to make a game that deserves to be good. They’ve been working on this for at least 2 years so there’s no reason for it to be horrible. Are you excited to play this game? Did the trailer convince you? LET ME KNOW!
Have a good one!