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Just Cause developer hires multiplayer mod’s chief creator

by Ron Duwell | July 11, 2016July 11, 2016 5:15 pm PDT

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Mod

Just Cause 2 was already a fabulous game, but it was taken to new heights and still remains the best game in the series because of a fabulous multiplayer mod that gave the game legs to extend beyond its normal lifetime.

And what does the mod creator get for his troubles? How about an official position at Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios itself!? The mod’s lead developer, Cameron Foote, addressed the multiplayer mod’s forum to make the announcement.

Several months ago, I was approached with an offer I couldn’t refuse: to join Avalanche Studios Sweden as a developer so that I could work on projects present and future. As part of Avalanche, I’ll be able to bring many of the things you know and love from JC2-MP into future Avalanche experiences, while reaching heights that a mere mod couldn’t facilitate. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, neither I or the rest of the team can actively pursue development on JC3-MP; our lives are just too busy to allow for it right now.

We will still be maintaining JC2-MP where appropriate – while we’re not actively adding new features, we will fix bugs, maintain stability, and ensure that JC2-MP remains a quality experience for players present and future. We’re still searching for solutions to our most prevalent issues (including AMD compatibility without workarounds); hopefully, we’ll be able to make headway in the future.

However, obviously because of his new position, Foote had to end work on the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod.

It is on this note that we’re regretfully announcing the indefinite halt of JC3-MP development. We know you’ve been waiting for news over this past year – your desire to play it is matched by our desire to make it.

That’s a darn shame and an ultimate congratulations at the same time. In the meantime, the multiplayer mod will most likely be picked up by another team, so you’ll be getting it one way or another.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...