Just Cause dev talks next-gen: ‘we want to be the best open world studio’

By Dave Cook
25 September 2012 12:28 GMT

Just Cause 2 developer Avalanche Studios is heavily rumoured to be working on a third game in the series for PC and next-gen consoles, and in doing so, wants to become the best open world studio in the world. Studio head Christofer Sundberg has revealed how his team plans on doing that.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Sundberg stated, “We are set on becoming the best open world developer. That’s our ultimate goal. “It’s a very competitive genre. Rockstar is more of a phenomenon than a competitor. What we can offer to the genre is diversity, which very few other open world developers can.”

Teasing the site, Sundberg stated that the Just Cause franchise is “absolutely perfect for next generation consoles based on what we know so far”.

Eurogamer adds that Avalanche is currently working on three big projects – one original IP that could plausibly be Just Cause 3, and two licensed titles – while the studio’s New York arm is currently developing Project Mamba, slated for PC and consoles in 2014.

One thing is for sure, the studio won’t be moving away from open worlds any time soon, “We believe in the idea of continuing to build those big worlds with a lot of fun and crazy content to play around with,” Sundberg added.”

“Open world game players are anarchists, just like us,” he continued, “It’s funny. When you tell a player in one of our games to go right, they always go left. Planning around that mindset, that you can never predict what the player will do, and always counting on the player to break your game, is quite interesting.”

So, Just Cause 3. Do you want to see it on next-gen? Let us know below.

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