New Mad Max doesn't have multiplayer

Warner Bros. confirms 2014 open-world game is a "strong single-player experience."

The upcoming open-world Mad Max game from Warner Bros. and Avalanche Studios does not include multiplayer, at least not at present.

"There's no multiplayer at the time," creative director Frank Rooke told GameSpot today. "It's a very strong single-player experience, and of course Max is a loner and we're really focusing on that aspect of Max."

Mad Max was announced during Sony's E3 2013 event on Monday evening. It is a third-person action game set in a postapocalyptic world that focuses on car combat.

The game is currently in development for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It will launch in 2014.

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dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

if there is no health regen and multiple weapons (not a 2 weapon limit like in call of duty) then this is set out to be something GREAT!

lowkey254
lowkey254

Good. Everything doesn't have to have a MP aspect.

quakke
quakke

Mad Max. Wou! Now they are digging deep. Bet half of the gamers don't even know who Mad Max is?

But once again.. DO NOT PUT health regeneration in it and do not overall casualisize it because there ain't too many games that pack the old recipe which stands for "use your own brain".

Darkfibre
Darkfibre

Great. Put the effort into single player. Don't dilute the game with another pointless shoot out

Gears_0f_L0ve
Gears_0f_L0ve

I have been waiting for a good single player game for a while now.

Rayrota
Rayrota

A video game made in the 2010's without multiplayer? Well how about that?

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

. "It's a very strong single-player experience, and of course Max is a loner and we're really focusing on that aspect of Max." 

Well now....you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.  o_O

udubdawgz
udubdawgz

great news with no multiplayer.

DarthLod
DarthLod

GOOD NEWS! Now this is a must buy for me. I am utterly SICK of MP in every game.

sirslimyscott
sirslimyscott

It's made by the Just Cause devs, so it should be great. 

Stiler
Stiler

I really hope the game lets you play as a Mel Gibson Mad Max rather then the new Tom Hardy one (at least offer the choice to choose one).


Even better if they actually got Mel to do some voice work for it (since he is in the new movie as well, even if it's a cameo in the movie).

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

The Mad Max films were great when I was growing up. I hope this game turns out well. Certainly the fact that there is no multiplayer seems to hint at a developer in control of their vision for their creation.

CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

Better than throwing in a crappy MP just to check off a box on a list of features.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Now... that put this game under my radar.

tevic
tevic

I LOVE open world games !!!!

MadaraSoul
MadaraSoul

excellent glad to see games go back to basics. i HATE the every game nowadays has multiplayer even if it doesnt even suit the game 

WalkerLawerence
WalkerLawerence

I'm certainly interested. And happy to hear it's a self contained game, and not tied into the upcoming Fury Road film...which I'm looking forward to as well, but just happy Avalanche will be free to do their own thing.

savestheday614
savestheday614

Open world + single player only means this is basically a must buy now.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

The best thing about this game is that it's E3 reveal reminded me theres a Tom Hardy Mad Max film on the way.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

This just became a must buy I hate tacked on multiplayer online garbage.

kingdre
kingdre

I'm a lot more interested now.

TMoney999
TMoney999

since these guys made Just Cause 1 and 2.This should be awesome

timoteo2k1
timoteo2k1

The problem with not having at least co-op is such: today it's expected. you don't have to use it if you don't want but it needs to be there. Perfect example: Skyrim, one of the greatest games ever made, right? So i got it first day and one of my buddies, a pretty casual gamer stops by and I'm telling him how incredible it is, the giant world, the freedom, the dragons and he grabs up my extra controller and asks how he jumps in.... can't.... and he was never interested again.

Hellbishop
Hellbishop

YAAAY!!! Am buying this :D I hope I can run people over and then use their dead bodies for food. Supply management with gasoline, food and ammo would be great too.

teh_pwnager
teh_pwnager

THERE IS STILL HOPE! It was about damn time!

Ten_Tigers
Ten_Tigers

I don't care if it does or does not have multiplayer. Gasoline management better be a huge part of the gameplay as that was pretty much the central theme of the second movie.

AJRiley
AJRiley

GREAT for NOT having MP. It is refreshing to see some companies focused on creating great SP experiences. There are, already, a lot of new games coming out focused primarily on MP. 

Zerabp
Zerabp

Good Will buy this just to support it.

realguitarhero5
realguitarhero5

I don't even REALLY care about the game, I just like to see games that don't have multiplayer do well

eldoucho
eldoucho

Although I like this and think that more games should focus on singleplayer, I also think they should focus on good Co-op, and not just online Co-op. Some good old fashion single console co-op.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

"New Mad Max Doesn't Have Multiplayer"

Sold.

Ghost-Eye
Ghost-Eye

Mad Max the films are class, will wait for more info and footage before i judge it... Sure a few younger gamers will say it's just a Fallout copy. 

fanirama
fanirama

That is excellent news. I don't care about multiplayer and don't play MP. For me, it is SP. I will support and buy this game even if it is not getting good reviews because this is what I want in every game - focus on SP and lengthy SP.

cejay0813
cejay0813

This is actually a breath of fresh air.

Save the multiplayer for the shooters, racers, fighters, and sports games

meatz666
meatz666

Normally I'm the advocate of single player.

But man, when I think about Mad Max, I think about creating a petrol-head gang, driving through the desert raising havoc, pillaging towns and fighting other gangs for ammo and gas.

Maybe it's a lost opportunity to make a more mature Borderlands, with a gang mode... Gang mode... That sounds funny...

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Why does every game even need multiplayer?  Tomb Raider had it and nobody played it.  It's a waste of time and resources in order to hope that people won't trade in or sell the game after they've completed the campaign. 

brok
brok

No multiplayer whatsoever?


Good.

ParcoFolgore_
ParcoFolgore_

thank goodness no multiplayer! Some MP are just pointless like Assassins creed and many others :D

greenpolyp
greenpolyp

If its mostly car combat its going to suck. It needs to be open world with heavy survival aspects. Heat stroke, dehydration, Hunger, searching for gasoline. Then it will be a great game.

hellangel_boy
hellangel_boy

I like the concept. What I like more is that the dev's know what the game is about, it does "need" or doesn't need in this case;  "Max is a loner and we're really focusing on that aspect of Max." The dev seems to have a complete vision about why Mad Max should be a singleplayer only game.

Foppe
Foppe

Good, let them focus on delivering a great singleplayer experience instead of using the same time on force-adding multiplayer.