Cameron Foote, lead developer of a multiplayer mod for Just Cause 3, was hired by Avalanche, causing work on the mod to be “halted indefinitely”.
“Good and bad news often come in pairs, and this case is no exception; several months ago, I (Trix) 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,” Foote explains in a post on his blog.
“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 information about what work he will be doing with Avalanche is vague, Foote also stated that he’d “like to thank our loyal fanbase for all the support over the years.”
“All of us remember the many wonderful moments we had in the beta tests and joining random servers well after release; on behalf of the team, thank you to all of the players, server owners, scripters, and you for everything. We couldn’t have done any of it without your ongoing support.”
However, the community has also been told that the Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod will continue to be updated in small ways – bugfixes and similar things, but it looks like the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod will have to wait. Perhaps another team will pick up where Foote and his team left off.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.