For many modders, modding is a stepping stone towards being hired by developers. And that’s exactly what happened for the lead developer of the JC3-MP mod, Cameron Foote. Avalanche Studios Sweden is a big fan of his work and snatched him up. Here’s what Foote had to say in a blog post.
“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.”
I wish Foote all the best. It’s great to see the hard work modders pour into their favorite games pay off.
While development of JC3-MP ends, the team responsible for JC2-MP will continue to update it. Don’t expect new features, but bug fixes and stability updates will be released as needed.
It’s obvious Avalanche Studios hired Foote for his expertise in putting multiplayer in Just Cause 2. Now, what that means for Just Cause 3 isn’t clear yet. Foote mentions bringing the things “you know and love from JC2-MP into future Avalanche experiences.” That sounds more like future standalone games developed by Avalanche.
If you missed out on the incredible Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, check out the epic mayhem below.
I still can’t believe Just Cause 3 multiplayer launched without multiplayer. I figured it was shoe-in after we saw how crazy popular the multiplayer mod was on Just Cause 2.
Just Cause 3 multiplayer isn’t dead yet
Far from it. The great thing about the modding community is there’s usually more than one team working on similar things. Just Cause 3’s multiplayer lives on through Nanos.
The Nanos team published a blog post yesterday highlighting the state of their project and the work that has been done so far. They addressed the development halt of JC3-MP right away.
“You might have read that the creators of the JC2 Multiplayer Mod discontinued their mod for Just Cause 3,” the blog post reads. “We are still working hard to deliver our modification this year.”
Here’s how the mod looked in February.
Nanos also gave us a sneak peek at their new UI yesterday.
While JC3-MP’s team halted development of their mod, it looks like Just Cause 3 fans will still get their multiplayer fix by the end of 2016.