George Miller started up KMM Games in order to synchronise movie production and video game production, and one of those initial projects was a Mad Max game, to be produced by God of War 2 Director Cory Barlog, and timed with the release of Mad Max 4: Fury Road. Now it appears as though Cory Barlog has left the project.
Barlog left this message on his twitter account…
Game reset. Start new game. Location: the bay area.
We’ve tried to contact KMM studios through various means to confirm Barlog’s departure, but they have yet to respond.
Dr D studios, George Miller’s production company, has been having issues recently — it’s last production, Happy Feet 2, was a difficult one, going over budget and under delivering at the box office. In addition, the new Mad Max is stuck in pre-production limbo — this makes things difficult for a video game intended to be released alongside said movie.
Also, KMM studios is said to be working on Brendan McNamara’s latest game, The Whore of the Orient, and its Brisbane studio was closed down after the release of the Happy Feet 2 video game. It could be that resources previously focused on the Mad Max game has been shifted to other projects.
We’re still waiting on confirmation from KMM that Cory Barlog has left the studio, and also enquired regarding the status of the Mad Max game. We’ll update if we hear back.