Avalanche gives multiplayer mod its blessing and says it’s too early to talk about Just Cause 3
With the launch of the multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 coming to Steam later this month, Avalanche Studios boss Christofer Sundber has given the mod their blessing and said that it has been an inspiration, but also told Eurogamer it is still too early to talk about Just Cause 3.
Regarding the multiplayer mod which enables hundreds of players to join forces in Just Cause 2, Sundber stated, “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.”
Sundber said that the team had tried to work on a multiplayer component for Just Cause 2, but due to a lack of time and budgeting reasons the project fell through, leaving the community to turn the single player game into a multiplayer experience.
The studio is currently working on a Mad Max game which is due to release in 2014, but rumours have also been circulating that they are also working on Just Cause 3. These rumours were further fueled by a promotional video published by Avalanche which shows the team researching environments for future games in a rain forest in Costa Rica. Although this video has been dismissed by the studio, who said that the video was only designed to show how they work.
However considering the interest Just Cause 2 still receives from gamers, despite releasing in 2010, it seems inevitable that Just Cause 3 will see the light of day, but Avalanche are remaining tight lipped for the time being.
“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.” Sundberg said.