One of the two multiplayer mods in development for Just Cause 3, the "JC3-MP" mod, has been put on hold indefinitely, as it's lead developer has been hired by Avalanche Studios.
Cameron Foote, the lead developer on the mod and one of the developers of the JC2-MP mod, posted a thread on the mod's forum earlier yesterday.
Good and bad news often come in pairs, and this case is no exception; 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.
Whilst it's always great news when talented modders get jobs working with game studios, it does spell the end for this particular mod. The good news is there is another MP mod in the works, developed by Team Nanos, whose mod we posted about last week, who are almost ready for a public release.
The team have also promised to continue to provide support and hotfixes for their Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, which is good news.
Froote hasn't hinted at what he'll be working on at Avalanche, but one has to wonder weather official multiplayer support will be coming to future games from the studio.
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