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Mad Max in pre-alpha, transition between car and on-foot play is unique, says dev

Max Mad developer Avalanche Studios has shed new light on the game's open world play, and has called the seamless transition between on-foot and driving gameplay "very, very unique."

But first, if you missed the Mad Max gameplay footage reveal yesterday, you can check it out here.

Speaking with Siliconera, senior game designer Peter Johansson confirmed that Mad Max is currently in pre-alpha, and that Max's car the 'Magnum Opus' is his primary means of survival.

That said, you will of course be roaming around on foot. Johansson said of the link between driving and terra firma combat, "I think, traditionally, these types of Max Max-like games have been shooters. There have also been vehicular elements, but they’ve either been separate or not as pronounced.

"But to us, this mix of vehicle combat, and on foot combat, each presented equally, plus a seamless transition between the two… I think that is going to be very, very unique.

"In one moment you can be engaged in this car situations, you have people jumping onto of your vehicle, trying to pull you out, or maybe they manage to damage it, which pretty much forces you out… this combat is going to continue seamlessly.

"Them getting out of their cars and engaging in combat with you, with melee weapons, with their fists… to me that is really exciting."

Johansson added that the Magnum Opus is the only car Max will own, although there over 50 vehicles in the game he can pilot. It cannot be completely destroyed thanks to Max's mechanic Chumbucket.

We'll have more on Mad Max soon. What do you think so far?

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