Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg talks about the possibility of Just Cause 3.
Though Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios, currently working on Mad Max for current and next gen consoles, may have traveled to Costa Rica in its latest dev diary, this doesn’t necessarily mean it has anything to do with Just Cause 3.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg talked about the recent multiplayer mod on Steam for Just Cause 2. Upon being asked whether a similar feature was in Just Cause 3, Sundberg stated that, “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 is also very enthusiastic about the mod in question. “At first we couldn’t believe it was real. 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.”
But did Just Cause 2 ever have plans to feature multiplayer. “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.”
At least we have Mad Max to look forward to, which will release in 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.