Mad Max won’t be providing players with copious amounts of ammunition from which to bulldoze their enemies with. Mad Max will be a game that forces players to be resourceful, creating a stronger sense of desperation and survival.
Avalanche Studios has been working on Mad Max for a few years now and their take on how ammo will be used will help contribute to their vision of a barren wasteland. In an interview with GamesBeat, Christofer Sundberg, who is a co-founder of Avalanche Studios, talked about the value of ammo and how finding a slew of it will change a player’s capability within the world.
“Ammo’s very scarce. But in those moments where you hoard it, all of a sudden you’re the most powerful person in the universe. If you’ve hoarded all this ammo, you can take out a big portion of a camp. But then, when you’re out, you have to be really careful about how you take on the next couple of hours of gameplay before you look for more resources,” Sundberg said.
With ammo being so scarce throughout the world of Mad Max, this will definitely make for some liberating moments for when you do find ammo. Not only will players become powerful, but the scarcity will usher in a sense of relief that wouldn’t be found if ammo was a plentiful source.
From a lack of ammunition to the type of vision Avalanche Studios had in mind for Mad Max, this world has been inspired by many things, not just fantastically, but also in a sense of reality. Martin Bergquist, who is an art director at Avalanche Studios, talked about some notes players can expect from the world of Mad Max.
“The approach to art direction on Mad Max is to show this dead, barren world and still make it exciting to explore. We want to make it a world filled with threats and opportunities for the player. When you first look at it, it feels one way. But you’ll see surprises. It has a dark beauty. It looks and feels hostile,” Bergquist said.
The trailers, gameplay and screenshots have done an ample job of illustrating the game’s barrenness. This coupled with the type of characters that inhabit the world of Mad Max, will make for some interesting moments.
Mad Max is looking to be the game fans of the films have always wanted. Warner Bros. is the company publishing the upcoming open-worlder and Avalanche Studios is the firm behind Mad Max’s development. Mad Max will be released on Sept. 1 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.