The end of the world as we know it has been delayed, as Avalanche Studios announced today that their dirt, chains, leather and steel-themed post-apocalyptic title Mad Max is now pushed into 2015. Neither the developer nor publisher Warner Bros. offered any details on the delay, but it's probably related to the extra development costs and time required for next-gen titles. Mad Max will simply have to bide his time and tune his car until Avalanche can get things back on track.
Speaking of tuning cars, Warner Bros. put out a new trailer for Mad Max today teasing vehicle customization. This "Magnum Opus" trailer shows off a few ways in which players will be able to make Max's muscle car their own, including adding spikes to wheels for ultimate oponent destruction. The trailer even seems to go out of its way to show other cars exploding with even the lightest of touches from these seemingly explosive tire spikes.
It should be noted that Warner Bros. seemingly went out of their way to make this not seem like a delay. Rather, more of a trailer reveal and, "Hey, look at that release date! It's not what we said before. Isn't that weird?" There's no mention of the delay on any social media. There's no quote from Avalanche's studio director saying that they game's still on track. You know, things that make gamers feel comfortable with delays. Or who knows, maybe a trailer does that in a different way without creating any fuss.
Mad Max is now planned fore released in 2015 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Expect Max and his Magnum Opus to fueled up and ready to go. With explosive tire spikes. Spike fuel.
Note: Switched out the standard, 30 second trailer for an extended one hosted exclusively by the PlayStation Youtube channel.