Now that the multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 has been released on Steam, many gamers are wondering about the possibility of a follow-up to the open-world franchise. Unfortunately, Avalanche’s Christofer Sundberg told Eurogamer on Dec 6 that they aren’t ready to discuss Just Cause 3 just yet.
The statement came after Eurogamer asked if the mod had inspired the developer to include some form of multiplayer in the franchise’s next entry, to which Sundberg responded, “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.”
Sundberg also revealed that they had originally considered including multiplayer inside Just Cause 2 but time and budget constraints took the idea off the table. The Avalanche boss also stated that he didn’t feel that having a partner really suited protagonist’s Rico, but admits he was wrong as gamers wanted it enough to mod the game.
Avalanche is currently making the upcoming Mad Max game but also recently announced that they were in the jungles of Costa Rica to do environmental research. It’s unlikely that the harsh Australia wastes of Mad Max would require the team to studio any jungles, which has led many to hope that early work on the next Just Cause game has started.