Mad Max will be an open world, third-person action game giving players the opportunity to become Mad Max. Players will fight to survive in The Wasteland using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits. Dynamic open-world gameplay will provide the backdrop for treacherous missions as players scavenge an unfriendly landscape for supplies to ‘pimp their post-apocalyptic ride’ (or in other words, build the ultimate combat vehicle).
If the Mad Max game is anything like the movie, gamers will have a multitude of opportunities to commit vehicular manslaughter, road race and play chicken. The game will likely combine other elements from the original movie as well, such as Mad Max’s thirst for vengeance.
Footage from the trailer released at E3 shows Max in a beautifully rendered wasteland, driving up to a wounded gang member and exiting his vehicle. The gang member pleads with Max to kill him to which Max points his shotgun, thinks better of it, checks his ammo and upon realizing he has one shell, gets back into his car and drives away. The trailer closes with Max roaring back in his souped-up death mobile and presumably ending the gang member’s misery via vehicular extermination.
Who says we don’t need another hero? OK, so Tina Turner did in the sequel to the original Mad Max movie, but if the trailer for this game is any indication, any acts of heroism will be coincidental.
Mad Max is in development with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios. It will be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next-generation consoles.
The E3 trailer for Mad Max can be viewed here: