Don’t count on seeing a Just Cause 3 reveal and release date announcement on E3 2014.
IGN reported that Just Cause 3 may be released next year by Square Enix and Christofer Sundberg, founder and chief creative office at Avalanche Studios posted on his linkedIn about a project (which turned out to be Just Cause 3):
“new installment in a very well-known game series. The game … is scheduled for completion in June 2015 for next-generation console platforms.”
Earlier, we reported that the domain JustCause3Game.com was registered earlier this week by CSC Corporate Domains, a company that Square Enix has used in the past to register URLs.
“It could pave the way for an E3 reveal in June.” Says video game news site VG 24/7.
But the devs haven’t confirmed the game and that they urged fans not believe rumors about the game.
The devs recently talked about the subject of Just Cause 3 multiplayer.
Just Cause 3 multiplayer? Don’t bet on it as Avalanche Studios hinted that the next Just Cause game won’t have you playing with other players. “Multiplayer has always been something we’ve struggled with a little bit. The mod was kind of an eye-opener because it sort of set the bar for us,” said Christofer Sundberg of Avalanche
Just Cause 2 was released just over four years ago, and it’s still popular today. Avalanche Studios made a game with a sandbox full of potential that perhaps goes beyond even what we expect from Skyrim or GTA.
With regards to the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, Christofer Sundberg had this to say:
“It’s the coolest thing that could happen. It’s really helped keep the game alive and selling for four years after release, which is quite unheard of, being a single-player game,”
“The multiplayer mod has obviously helped sales massively and increased the lifespan of the game. So I think the mods are just awesome. I don’t see anything negative with it.”
But while the folks at Avalanche may love and enjoy the mods on a personal level not to mention the brand-building and cashflow that comes with tangible support from the community it does not necessarily mean the studio will be taking cues from, for example, the JC2 multiplayer mod in building Just Cause 3.
Sundberg said he believes that what that mod does would not fly with consumers were it part of a retail game. It does, however, give them a baseline of quality that Avalanche would have to live up to should they build Just Cause multiplayer themselves in the future.
“Multiplayer has always been something we’ve struggled with a little bit. And the mod, it was kind of an eye-opener because it sort of set the bar for us,” Sundberg said. “We could never release something like that. It’s too chaotic. If we were to charge money for that, then players would expect a bit more structure.
“But definitely it’s very inspiring to see players actually enjoy playing against each other and with each other, and that’s something we’re trying to get into our plans for the future.”