God of War 2
director Cory Barlog is likely working on the Mad Max
game (a supposed tie-in with the 2012 movie sequel
) at Just Cause
developer Avalanche Studios. Eurogamer
reports Avalanche Studios' founder Christofer Sundberg told the site, "I can't comment on the projects we are working on, but Cory is working here with us in Stockholm."
We've known Barlog had been working on a Mad Max game since 2008
, with production reportedly still going on last year
-- we just never knew exactly where
he was making the game.
The studio's Avalanche Engine would actually be fantastic for driving an enormous, lush Mad Max
game -- well, if "lush" existed in the Mad Max
vocabulary. The engine certainly proved its graphical power in Just Cause 2
. Now, if Barlog could only help deliver a cohesive concept, instead of just an empty
sandbox, that could be a truly beautiful thing.