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Why Just Cause 3 won't have multiplayer at launch

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Why won’t Avalanche’s new open-world grapple-chuter release with multiplayer? Just ‘cos. Wait, sorry, there is a real story here.

The Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod finished last year fulfilled players’ primal need to be seen hurtling through the jungle tied to a propane canister, and become one of a handful of mods with its own Steam page.

Thanks to some cannily-timed discounts, it also gave its base game a second wind. But Avalanche won’t be following their community’s lead for next year’s Just Cause 3. Not yet, anyway.

“The mod is absolutely fantastic,” Avalanche CCO Christofer Sundberg told Game Informer. “We owe those guys a lot. They have actually supported the game and helped it stay alive so many years after it was released.”

Sundberg said Avalanche weren’t relying on their community to build Just Cause 3’s multiplayer for them - but “at some point you have to make a choice on where your focus is”.

“Our strength is the sandbox experience, and we want to deliver a great Just Cause 3 experience,” he said. “Maybe some time down the line, we’ll take Rico into the modern world of multiplaying.”

More than a year before it graced Steam, the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod was hosting 1,300 players at once in server tests. Let’s hope Avalanche can spare more than a skeleton team for post-release development on Just Cause 3, eh?

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MrJinxed Avatar
3 Years ago

Well that's just flat out the wrong decision. Just Cause is just perfect for co-op, and shying away from what the fans want so much that not only did they do it for you in your last game, the game sold crazily well after the release of it, is just straight up the wrong decision on the developers part.

What a shame.

WizardlyWolf Avatar
3 Years ago

Agreed, it was such a pain having to download the mod to be able to play multiplier in JC 2 its a shame they're not doing it in JC 3 it would save alot of hassle