Katsuhiro Harada, current executive producer of the Tekken series, is very fond of Max, getting him early looks at Bandai Namco games and retweeting Max's reaction video for Geese Howard being added to Tekken 7.
PromotedBig Name Fan: Max was specifically approached by Capcom to create Ultimate Assist Me and Retro Assist Me because employees at Capcom USA were impressed by the series.
Max became one of Killer Instinct when he played with the actual devs of Killer Instinct 2013, and when they added Max's voice to Glacius's theme ("We are controlling transmission"), made a Sabrewulf skin based on his dog Benny, and put the words "I'll get you, Max!" on one of Sadira's accessories (calling back to Max's hatred of spiders). Currently he is contracted by Microsoft Studios and works on the story development and promotional material for Seasons Two and Three.