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Mad Max Gets A Mysterious 13 GB Update Version 1.05 On PS4

Mad Max launched almost 3 years ago so it was surprising to see a new update pop out for the game today on the PS4.

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Prettygoodgamer50d ago

So .....The article has no information at all besides the fact there was a patch..... am I missing something or is this completely pointless ?

NecrumOddBoy50d ago

Gearnuke is one of those web sites that just basically followed Twitter and then tries to make an article on it

ElectricBentoME50d ago

And yet they have a higher ranking than actual sites that dont just regurgitate news...

StormSnooper50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

I don’t doubt what you’re saying about the site, but why is this update “13” gigs? Is that normal?

Zeke6850d ago

Mad Max update 1.05 Patch Notes for PS4 and XBox One
Added fixes for stuttering/lag issues.
Mad Max version 1.05 also added various bug fixes.
Added performance and stability improvements.
Added fixes for crashing issues with Mad Max 1.05.
Mad Max update 1.05 for PS4 is now available for download.

Zeke6850d ago (Edited 50d ago )

I started the game on my Platinum save and drove around. No visual changes that I could see, so yes I guess they had to overhaul a large chunk of code to get rid of those nasty bugs. I know my game crashed randomly from time to time so I'm glad if they fixed that because half-through the game my save was corrupted. Thank God I had a PS Plus cloud save back-up !!
Edit: When I now check my game and the patch-notes on my Pro it says:
Version 1.05 Online Services Update
whatever that means ?!

raWfodog50d ago

If there are no significant or obvious changes or visual enhancements, the only thing I can think of is that they are overwriting and streamlining some of the base code instead of just adding to it. Sometimes that's more efficient than just tacking on extra code.

Ju50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

13GB must contain data not just code. Code is small in comparison. So, maybe they changed the way it loads or compresses/decompresses/stream s assets?

I am impressed they still work on this game. There is hope for a Pro update?

ion66649d ago

There will be absolutely no bugs. The game is 100 percent perfect lol

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Concertoine50d ago

Still, a little weird for a 4 year old game.

Maybe Bethesda knew people would be looking at that game to see how Rage 2 might turn out and payed for some bug fixes?

ramiuk150d ago

only recently hit psn monthly games though hasnt it.3 month back?

Christopher50d ago

I'm going to assume a lot of that is audio file fixes that might have caused bugs in the game? Otherwise, just code fixes wouldn't run you much more than 1GB of an update.

Ju50d ago

Or DLC baked in waiting for an unlock key?

dolfa50d ago

One of the best movie inspired games i played in years. There is a lot of room for improvement aswell as many options to make the sequel worth of GOTY.

Imagine multiplayer survival game where you compete against other players in custom made vehicles in either: races to the death; or in free free desert mode (with procedurally generated maps); taking down convoys together or just exploring long forgotten artifacts of lost civilization.

UltraNova50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

"or in free free desert mode (with procedurally generated maps); taking down convoys together or just exploring long forgotten artifacts of lost civilization."

If I would change only one word in that sentence; "convoys" to machines, you would effectively be describing HZD, that already exists, so wish granted, get it if you haven't already.

Jinger50d ago

Except Horizon isn't multiplayer and doesn't have death cars.

UltraNova50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

Jinger,

Relax dude..

Mr_GoolyPunch50d ago

Not procedurally generated maps either :)

UltraNova49d ago

@above

Yet HZD is in part procedurally generated...

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DefenderOfDoom250d ago (Edited 50d ago )

I agree , for me one the best movie to video game i ever played . Can not wait to see what they are doing with RAGE 2.

Just wanted to add that RAGE 2011 had the best vehicular competitive multiplayer combat i ever played . Really excited about AVALANCHE and ID Software working together .

MONOLITHICIDE50d ago

So everyone agrees here. But essentially is Fallout 76. Hypocrisy.

Kratos_Kart200750d ago

I was the second gunman at the grassy knoll.....

Prettygoodgamer50d ago

No that was JFK he time travelled and shot himself

Jurat50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

Was just thinking about this game the other night; one of the best open world experiences I've played (and finished!) in the last few years.

I keep meaning to back and check out the 'endless' mode i heard about: you basically drive off the map and explore a procedurally generated expanse where you forage for supplies and take on other raiders - a true Mad Max experience.

pody50d ago

What?! That sounds awesome! Like a hidden survival game?

Concertoine49d ago

Okay, i remember the devs talking about this. Its not in the game. When you go to the edge of the map its just a storm that damages you.

That quote stuck with me too because it sounds awesome.

Jurat49d ago

Ah right; did you try it when you finished the campaign? I'm gonna boot it up tonight and check again (would love it to be true, but could just be an urban legend propagated by the fan community).

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