After reaching out to Avalanche, the fans halted the development of the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod indefinitely, but luckily the studio’s legal team didn’t get tough.
It may be a bit exaggerated, but the rule of thumb in the gaming industry is to double the development time of a game if the creators want to include an online multiplayer mode, so it is not surprising that this feature was omitted from Just Cause 3. Enthusiastic fans have also helped with a mod being made with the support of Avalanche, but it will remain in its current, rudimentary state indefinitely.
Just Cause 3 – the development of the multis mod stops, but we can only be happy about that
Trix, or Cameron Foote in full, the mod’s lead developer, shared the sad news with players on the JC-MP mod’s official forum, but luckily he was able to continue his message with much better news:
“A few months ago I was approached with an offer I couldn’t refuse: to join the Avalanche Sweden team as a developer to work on current and future projects. As part of Avalanche, I can incorporate a lot of the things they know from JC2-MP and into their future games. I love you, but I can reach heights in the process that would have been unimaginable for a mod. Unfortunately, due to our time constraints, neither I nor the rest of the team can continue working on JC3-MP, we are simply too busy at the moment,” he wrote Foote.
Thus, there is a good chance that we will see cooperative or possibly PvP modes in the team’s future games, but based on the wording, it is also possible that Just Cause 3 will also receive official multiplayer support – especially if they have already worked so much on the unofficial project. However, the modding team does not split up completely, they continue to support the mod previously released for Just Cause 2, even if no new features are added. In closing, Foote thanked those who played with one of their mods or ran a server with their help for their support.
By the way, all of this could also mean that Avalanche will integrate the multiplayer mode into the game not only on PC, but also on consoles, even with an update. Let’s say the framerate problems are solved first.
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- Developer: Avalanche Studios
- Publisher: Square Enix
- Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Style: Action, Adventure
- Appearance: 30.11.2014