Thanks to the ruckus we kicked up on here, the various mainstream media coverage that occurred and to vocal fans who took the cause directly to Avalanche's Facebook and Twitter accounts, the studio has announced that we "have been heard" and that Max would sport and Australian accent.
"Attn. fans who want Max to have an Aussie accent in #MadMaxGame : It shall be so. We admire your loyalty. You have been heard," Tweeted Avalanche's CEO, Christofer Sundberg.
While this is not a guarantee that the voice-actor will be specifically Australian, it's still a step in the right direction. We'll be keeping a close eye on the development and will hopefully chat with Avalanche about this decision moving forward, so please stay tuned to AusGamers.com for Mad Max videogame related news in the future.
A massive thanks to Australians and everyone else in the world who supported this petition and helped our collective voices be heard.