I detected nary an Australian accent from the characters in the new Mad Max game that made its surprise debut at E3 earlier this week. There will be no Australian voices, one of the game's creators told me. OK. At least Max's steering wheel's on the right. What else have they got here?
The new Mad Max comes from Avalanche Studios, the creators of Just Cause. This is a team that specializes in vast open-world games that are designed to let players let loose. From the 12-minute demo shown of the game in a theater at E3, it seems that that's what we'll be getting. The game is open and appears to be huge. It's set in a massive desert wasteland. It's focused on driving and car combat and lots of close-up killing of people in aggressively gruesome ways.