Just Cause 3 Developers Fired Prior To The Game’s Launch

How’s this for a thanks for all your hard work? Developer Avalanche Studios has laid off around 24 staff members who previously worked on Mad Max earlier this year and Just Cause 3 that will release next month.

So, what gives? Well, a representative of Avalanche Studios spoke with Game Informer and they said the following:

“The transition between major projects is always challenging, especially for independent developers,”  a representative told us via email. “We have just completed one project and are currently wrapping up another. In starting up our new projects, we were not able to perfectly match the team sizes and skill sets of the previous ones, and we unfortunately had to let some talented developers go. 12 developers were given notice in New York. There was a similar number of notices given this summer in Stockholm, but right now we are in the process of rehiring some of those who left. We expect to keep hiring in the new year. This unfortunate event does not affect any of our current projects, and we’re taking measures to avoid situations like this in the future.”

In other words: you’re fired! Merry Christmas!

Here’s The (LAME) Exclusive Content For Mad Max on PlayStation 4

Mad Max is launching tomorrow on current-gen consoles and PC, though the PlayStation 4 version of the game will be coming with some exclusive content. Just what is the exclusive content, you may be wondering?

Hood ornaments. The exclusive content is hood ornaments.

I don’t know about you, but this definitely isn’t something that’s going to sway me towards the PlayStation 4 version over any other one. Why even bother with exclusive content when *that* is all that it is?

PC Specs For Mad Max Revealed

The Mad Max video game is on the horizon, and now the official specifications for the PC version of the game have been revealed. Below you can find both the minimum and recommended specs for the games.

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MINIMUM:

  • OS: 64 bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-650, 3.2 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660ti (2 GB Memory or higher) or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2 GB Memory or higher)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 32 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: 64 bit: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (3 GB Memory or higher) or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (3 GB Memory or higher)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 32 GB available space

Mad Max is developed by Avalanche Studios for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It’s set to launch on September 1st, 2015.

Mad Max “Enemies” Trailer Packs The Baddies

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios have released another trailer for their upcoming Mad Max video games, with this one focusing on the bad guys.

Mad Max Enemies Trailer

In the trailer we see even more of this ominous post-apocalyptic world that Max finds himself in, which is inhabited by people who you may not necessarily want to mess with. There’s lots of shooting, explosions and sand, and that’s all you really need if it’s Mad Max.

Check out the Enemies trailer directly below.

Mad Max will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 1st, 2015.

Mad Max “Savage Road” Story Trailer Packs The Insanity

Get a new look at the game based off the new hit movie.

A new story trailer called Savage Road has been released for the upcoming Mad Max game, and this one ups the ante on the insanity meter compared to the first one.

In this new trailer we see Max travelling to the Plains of Silence, but on the way he gets attacked by marauders and they steel his car. Max must now pursue the Interceptor via the help of a crazy mechanic named Chumbucket.

Check out the Savage Road story trailer below.

Mad Max is developed by Avalanche Studios for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It’s set to launch on September 1st, 2015.

Mad Max Gets An Awesome Gameplay Overview Trailer

We finally have our first look at Avalanche Studios’ Mad Max, and things are looking great so far.

Up until this point we had next to no information on the upcoming Mad Max game launching later this year. We knew that it was set in the same world as the popular movie series and upcoming reboot, but that’s about it.

Now, seemingly out of nowhere, the developers have uploaded over 4 minutes of gameplay footage that gives you a great understanding of what this game is all about. Check it out below. 

I know it’s based off of a movie series, but this looks like this has the potential to be on the same level as the Batman: Arkham series. Instead of just being a straight-up movie adaptation it’s carving out its own story and the gameplay mechanics that are coming along with that look really solid. Hopefully things pan out well for this one.

Mad Max is developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Uh-Oh… Mad Max Launches The Same Day As Metal Gear Solid V

Aww man… if that isn’t unfortunate timing then I don’t know what is.

Well, THAT is bad timing. Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios has announced that the release date for Mad Max is September 1st, the same day as the just-confirmed Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

What’s also unfortunate is that the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game have been cancelled, though a clear reason was not given. I’m sure they just want to make the superior versions as good as they can possibly be, and who can blame them?

While the timing of this release is unfortunate, as Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain just might be the most anticipated game of the entire year, but maybe there’s more to it? Maybe the Mad Max movie that this game sort-of lines up with is releasing around the same time? Who knows, but judging from that movie’s trailer it’s going to be insane.

Mad Max is being developed by Avalanche Studios for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will retail for $59.99.