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. 

dskribe
dskribe

@UrbanMessiah 

I have faith in these guys to make a good Mad Max game. I wasn't a huge fan of Just Cause, but I did enjoy it for how utterly entertaining it was. Here's hoping the trailer is actually somewhat indicative of the gameplay in that ammo will be scarce and your car will play a pivotal role.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

@CodingGenius 

Yeah, tacked-on multiplayer doesn't get played much (if at all) anyway, meaning that it's just a waste of dev time and money.  I feel like the amount of money they spend on it is wasted if it's not done well.  Since the point of a game is to sell and make profit, what good is it to spend money on multiplayer if it just eats into profits without leading to more sales?

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

@timoteo2k1 To be fair, I felt the same way with Skyrim - amazing game, but what if I could run around Tamriel with friends, or if the NPC's were real people on the other end...hopefully ES:Online should answer that questions.

With Mad Max though, he's a lone gunsman, he's always on his own until he meets other characters. Perhaps if you had a multiplayer element where you could jump in and join a clan of marauders, fighting it out Twisted Metal style in the desert...that could be fun.

ricku1967
ricku1967

@timoteo2k1 not ALL games should be co-op....why?? if your friend wanted to play skyrim all he had to do is buy it..i would much rather play skyrim alone..but, with that said, some type of games would be good co op, some arent good that way, you cant just say "all games should have co-op"

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@timoteo2k1 I have plenty of co-op games I play them as single player don't want some idiot screaming at me because they suck. 

hystavito
hystavito

@Ten_Tigers If it isn't, they will say something like oh we wanted this game to be more about fun than realism blah blah :)

santinegrete
santinegrete

@Ghost-Eye Man, kiddie fallout fans love to claim everything is a copy of that game without close inspection... makes 'em feel seasoned gamers. You have to see comments on Metro games trailers "dis is falout copypasta lolololol"

startazz
startazz

@Ghost-Eye Yeah but those kids probably never watched the MadMax movies when they first came out,so fallout took form the movies if you ask me.