While most fans associate Avalanche Studios with the over the top destructive action franchise, Just Cause, the developer is looking to bring a different type of experience to players in September as Mad Max arrives on new-gen platforms. Taking inspiration from the movie franchise, Mad Max puts players in control of Max Rockatansky, as he seeks to build the perfect car called the Magnum Opus. Unfortunately for him, numerous gangs and a murderous warlord known as Scabrous Scrotus stand in his way.
Before E3 2015 this year, details about Mad Max including actual gameplay were pretty scarce for this third person action title. Since then, fans have been getting loads of new trailers and gameplay details showing off just how massive the open world plans to be. While much of the content and world has been detailed at this point, Avalanche has finally provided some technical information for the game, including how it will perform on each console.
In a recent interview, Avalanche Studio senior producer John Fuller confirmed that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Mad Max will run at 1080p resolution. When asked if the game would run at full-HD on both consoles, he replied with a simple “Yes!”
“Our tech can support enormous worlds but it is always a case of balancing the density of content and travel distances so that the player feels they are in a rich world.”
In addition, Fuller went on to reveal that the game world stretches on forever. While the game takes place in a large map, players are not locked inside by invisible walls or impassable boundaries. Players who are craving a unique experience can choose to drive beyond the map into “The Big Nothing” at any time they want and the game will dynamically create content on the fly, from sand storms, mountain ranges and many other landmarks.
Players interested in seeing more of Mad Max can view an 80 minute stream Avalanche Studios held on their Twitch channel showing off all new gameplay. The gameplay stream shows off many aspects that players can expect to find once the game launches from its Batman Arkham-esque combat system to the fast paced car combat against the War Boys. With a ton of icons on the map for players to explore and dynamic events than can pop up at any time, the Wasteland promises to keep fans entertained and on their toes while playing.
Resolution seems to be an increasingly hot topic for gamers within this generation, with most PlayStation 4 games expected to reach 1080p, it’s typically the Xbox One version that leaves people wondering. Just last year, the console resolution issue came to a head when it was initially reported that the Xbox One version of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition would only be able to reach 900p, unlike the PlayStation 4 edition. Thanks to a day one patch and direct support from Microsoft, the Xbox One version was able to launch at 1080p.
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Mad Max launches on September 1 for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.