Director George Miller has revealed the upcoming Mad Max videogame is still in the "early stages" of design and scripting, speaking with MTV.
Miller noted storytelling in games was seen as "the poor cousin to feature films" but he thinks "it's flipping" now. The Mad Max game is being kept under very tight wraps still.
"It’s a hybrid game. I’m really interested in both the game-play but the actual emotional engagement," said Mad Max director George Miller, in an interview with .
"I’m curious how much you can engage with the characters through the game-play. It’s an opportunity to make a novel."
"I’ve got a couple of years left. We’re in the early stages writing and designing. A really good game you need two and half years. And for good anime you need two years."
He concedes he's "not a very good" gamer himself. "You realize that the day has come where our kids talk about games the way we talk about movies and comics. Then I started to get into games and realized, holy cow, there’s real potential here."
"A live action storyteller who understands story can do a lot to influence the evolution of games." An increasing number of directors have been dipping their toes into videogames - John Woo, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson...
"Games were the poor cousin to feature films when it came to storytelling but I think it’s flipping. Games allow you be much more like a novelist."
God of War II director Cory Barlog is believed to be working in partnership with Miller on the Mad Max game, or at least that's how it stood last year when news broke. Can Hollywood work their magic into Mad Max the game?
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