Just Cause 3 is on the table, but it’s too early to talk about it, according to developer Avalanche Studios. However, the team has given JC2-MP’s Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod its blessing, following confirmation that it’s headed to Steam.
It follows Avalanche’s dev diary, during which the studio visits the jungles of Costa Rica to conduct environment research. Just Cause 2 was set in a jungle, remember? Could this sign-post the development of Just Cause 3? It seems plausible.
However, speaking with Eurogamer, Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg was asked if the multiplayer mod has inspired a similar feature in Just Cause 3, when it happens.
He replied, “The multiplayer mod has been really inspiring to us. We have been discussing what we’d like to do with the Just Cause IP in the future, but it’s too early to talk about it just yet.”
Elsewhere, he commented on the mod’s success and the warm reaction from fans so far. “At first we couldn’t believe it was real,” he stressed. “It was a very positive surprise for us. When the community takes such an interest in your game, it’s a very solid stamp of approval.
“We reached out to the guys quite early and obviously gave them our blessing. The JC2-MP team has done a fantastic job. They are a super-talented group of game developers that I’d love to work closer with them in the future, despite the physical distance between us.”
When asked if Avalanche ever considered multiplayer for Just Cause 2, he replied, “Of course we did, but for budget and timing reasons those plans fell through. Personally, I’ve never been of the opinion that Rico as a character was well suited for multiplayer, but the world certainly is.”
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