A while back we broke the news that the former God of War 2 Director Cory Barlog was helping Australian movie legend George Miller (of Mad Max fame) set up the KMM video game studio in Sydney. Barlog himself stated he was working on a Mad Max video game, but the studio’s first project may end up being a game based on the upcoming Happy Feet 2.
With Miller’s upcoming Mad Max sequel stuck in production limbo, it appears as though Miller’s production company is going full steam ahead on the Happy Feet 2 project, with a trailer recently being released.
Miller’s reasoning for setting up a game studio was to allow video game development to be done in tandem with movie production – hopefully resulting in higher quality games more in keeping with the vision of the IP. Makes sense, but the flip side of that problem is, in the case of the Mad Max video game, development is often at the mercy of often troublesome act of producing a large-scale movie.
A Cory Barlog inspired vision of Mad Max is one we want to be a part of. Hopefully it’s a video game we’ll eventually get to play.