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Mad Max will have millions of car customisation combinations

Thursday, 22nd August 2013 10:45 GMT By Dave Owen

VG247 has spoken with lead level designer at Avalanche Andreas Gschwari. He’s talked us through the vehicle customisation options and how these will impact on gameplay. We’ve also had a good look at some of the insane vehicular combat options.

He told us that there will be “millions” of car customisation combinations. Each part will affect car physics, speed, weight, and more, which means decisions will have to be thought-out and considered so that you don’t end up at a disadvantage when you go into battle. Upgrades are earned by salvaging scrap – much of this will be earned through key missions and taking on enemy convoys.

Survivor strongholds in different areas of the world specialise in different parts. For example we saw a guy called Jeet who specialised in ramming grills. The changes and parts that can be added to vehicles were too many to count. You can change tyres, bodywork, engines, suspension, and many more. It’s like a post-apocalyptic Pimp My Ride.

We saw a grappling hook (think Just Cause) being fired from cars to dynamically tear down sniper towers and gates. Everything was running on a PS4, and we’re pleased to say it’s all looking rather good.

One final note: the Max in the demo we saw came complete with Australian accent.

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  1. Edo

    Even if he said “thousands of car customisation combinations” I would have raised my eyebrows…but this is just ridiculous.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. powerbuoy

    Even if there’s just 10 parts you can change, and each part has say 8 versions, that would make it 8^10 combinations which is a little over a billion different ones :P

    #2 8 months ago
  3. budoshi

    Mad Max will have “millions of car customisation combinations! and 10 hours of game play.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    These “millions of whatever combinations” are the most tedious statements every. You’d be surprised how few options you need to reach “millions of combinations”. 99.999% will be less useful than the optimal setup. Gives me hundreds of different individual parts and I’ll be impressed.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. GrimRita

    All the children say ‘we dont need another colour, all we want is some extra game play’

    #5 8 months ago
  6. powerbuoy

    @4 +1, it’s like that old tale with twice the grains of rice for each square on a chess board. Of course it’s going to have “millions” of variations.

    #6 8 months ago