Alright I admit it, I love the OWPA (Open World Post-Apocalyptic) genre… and there is a reason for that. My favourite movies of all time are the Mad Max ones. No seriously they are. I own them on VHS, DVD and BluRay. When I was little I would watch them back-to-back at the weekends. I can recite the script now. I was obsessed. It’s why I love titles like Fallout and why the new Ubisoft Tom Clancy title excites me.
So another year and another E3 and thank you Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the news of Mad Max coming to Next-Gen machines. I didn’t even watch the trailer before my mind was made up I would be purchasing this game.
So here comes the trailer and some details from the press release. Enjoy.
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.