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Just Cause 3 director speaks out on lack of multiplayer

Just Cause 2 was a hugely popular title for Avalanche Studios, which was helped by the creation of a multiplayer mod on the PC. Earlier in development, we know that there was talk of multiplayer being added to Just Cause 3 but it looks like for now, the studio isn’t going for it, so the Game Director, Roland Lesterlin has now spoken out to explain why there won’t be an official multiplayer mode.

Speaking with Gamespot, Roland said: “We did talk about it a lot. The modding community even created a multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 that was super fun, really cool. The same way that Just Cause 2 was known as a beautiful sandbox in a giant open world, and it surprised many people that consoles could even do that, we wanted to have that same experience… with updated physics and player mechanics, and concentrate first and foremost in the main player.”

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“What we found was that a lot of players loved sharing videos of what they did. It doesn’t mean we wouldn’t think about what to do with multiplayer in the future, but for this first time around we wanted to pour all our love and energy into a great single-player sandbox to start with.”

So there may be a multiplayer update for both PC and consoles at a later date but for now, Avalanche Studios has chosen to make the single player experience as fun as possible. Just Cause 3 launches on the 1st of December for PC and consoles. Check back then for our look at how well the game runs on PC, along with the quality of the port, as we did for Fallout 4 earlier this week. 

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KitGuru Says: The multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 was really fun and added a lot of replay value to the game. It hasn’t been ruled out for Just Cause 3, but don’t expect it for a while. Are any of you looking forward to Just Cause 3? Or do you have your eyes set on other game releases this holiday? 

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