Mad Max 2 Rumored in Development at Avalanche Studios

Mad Max 2 may be in development at Avalanche Studios.
Mad Max 2 may be in development at Avalanche Studios. / Photo courtesy of Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios appears to have started development on a second Mad Max game, according to researcher and educator Wendy W. Fok.

Fok tweeted a photo Feb. 6 showing them seated among several cameras at Avalanche Studios' office in Sweden (H/T PlayStation Universe).

"Before times, at @AvalancheSweden in New York, when O'Neil invited me to get scanned to be in Mad Max 2, as a rebel," they wrote in their tweet. "The magic of #photogrammetry, 3D Scanning, & many camera @MadMaxGame."

Avalanche Studios released the first Mad Max game in 2015. It received mixed reviews — some players praised its visuals and, in particular, its vehicular combat, but others criticized the game's story and quest design. Avalanche had not announced plans for a sequel, and has since released Just Cause 3 and 4 in addition to Rage 2.

Avalanche announced in 2021 it was working on a co-op game called Contraband that would have players smuggling goods in the 1970s in a fictional Southeast Asian country called Bayan. No release date has yet been set for Contraband, which is being made in partnership with Xbox Game Studios.

We've reached out to Avalanche Studios to confirm the rumor and will update this story if we receive a response.