Just Cause dev revealing new game at E3?

Avalanche Studios co-founder releases teaser image for unannounced project to possibly be revealed at trade show.

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Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg today released a new image for what appears to be one of the studio's three unannounced games.

"Is it a bird? Is it a plane?" Sundberg wrote of the image.

No further information is available, though the image appears to be from the same gameworld as a shot released earlier this month. That image contained clues that it could in fact be Just Cause 3. Whatever the case, Sundberg teased this game could be announced during the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

Sundberg also took a shot at "experts" making predictions about the viability of the game business in 2013.

"2013 is also the year of the geniuses! When will all the experts actually prove something? As I've said, I don't have a solution but we try," he said. "As in try by actually working hard on sandbox games and biz models, not just tweeting and yap in GDC talks. F**k 'em! Makes me sick…"

Avalanche has previously confirmed that one of its unannounced games--Project Mamba--is in development for next-generation consoles and PC for a launch in 2014.

Avalanche is best known for its well-regarded open-world action franchise Just Cause, from which the most recent installment launched in March 2010. In September 2011, the company released Renegade Ops, a vehicular dual-stick shooter that received a favorable critical reception.

For more on Avalanche Studios' latest body of work, check out GameSpot's review of Just Cause 2.

Discussion

66 comments
felipe_k3
felipe_k3

I really loved just cause for its open world and beauty, but I hated the game. I bought the dlc and I still had to pay in game money to get the stuff I paid for with real money? At least, make some money cheat codes or make the stuff you purchase free to use as long as you want just the way rockstar did with red dead redemption

FlyingAce1016
FlyingAce1016

PC gamer thinks its either Just cause 3, or Mad max

blackmetalwar
blackmetalwar

I still bust out Just Cause 2 from time to time and have a blast. Whenever I have a friend over and they haven't seen the game, I feel compelled to give them a brief run. That game was unreal, and I'd buy JC3 (Jesus initials alert) without reading a single word on the game.

brok
brok

That looks a bit like an airship so... better be Nazis, end of story. Seriously- if it is Just Cause 3, and it sent Rico back in time to the 30s or 40s or something, I'd love it- even if there was no explanation whatsoever how he got there.


Kind of looks like a V-22 osprey in the background, but I'd be much happier if it were a Focke-Wulf Hellhound... if you catch my drift...

Waynespread
Waynespread

I really hope I'm not alone in saying this but I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope one of the games is a follow up to their awesome DLC game Renegade Ops.  A sequel would be awesome with different vehicles and abilities. I'd just like more helicopter missions and maybe some fighter jets or harrier style VTOL aircraft. They did a great job making the vehicles look and handle unique in the first game, I'd just like them to give each vehicle different guns as well. IIn the first game all vehicles had the same machine gun with 2 upgrade levels. In part 2 maybe they could have one vehicle with a slow firing cannon, maybe one with a spread shot ala contra???  Also with 2 or 3 upgrades theat increase the fire rate or spread etc... Whose with me????

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I'm pretty confident that this is Just Cause 3.. Skeptical on the previous pick, certain on this new one.. Can't wait regardless

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

I think the next game might be Just Cause 3 - making these games is a tough job but somebody gotta do it. 

Just Cause 3 FTW Yupiiii

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Hopefully it'll be the Crimson Skies 2 we never got.

cyberkyber
cyberkyber

Oh and hopefully they'll have jets when you can hover this time

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

JC2 had it's fair share of issues that needed improvement and I'm sure they'll address them for part 3.  That said, there's nothing more gratifying than grappling someone to a propane tank, shooting the propane tank and watching the guy go flying off as the tank spirals out of control.  I absolutely can't wait for a third installment.

Random_Virus
Random_Virus

One time I took out three helicopters in the air while never hitting the ground.  My only regret is that I was playing on the xbox not the ps3 version with the youtube recorder.

Won't make that mistake again.

but also

MOARJUSTCAUSE I NEED GRAPPLEMADNESS!!!

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

I just started playing Just Cause 2 and it's great. If they bring a third I'll pick it up for sure. 

EL1CHEF
EL1CHEF

Um I Want To Shoot A Gun While Skydiving Or Swing With The Grapple Hook  And A Good Story And Customizable Outfit And Cool Skins If They Do All This Then I Will Buy This Game Not Only Buy It Pre-Order It Also (0_0)


jessie82
jessie82

JC2 has a multiplayer mod so people who want mutliplayer quit bitching and go play that

spammehardo
spammehardo

Hope they do something with the multiplayer on the scale that the JC2-MP modders are doing.

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

Just Cause is freaking awesome as a sandbox game but... I don't love the setting. If they change it, I'd be totally in love with it :D

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

I'm excited no matter what game they announce and show off at E3... I'm just plain excited that I get to go to E3 this year!! =D

ivan_osorio
ivan_osorio

I'm genuinely amazed at the amount of people clamoring for Co-op / MP in this game. Really didn't see that one coming.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Just Cause 3 or get the fuck out.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Just Cause 2 is freakin' awesome cause physics don't make sense in this game. Bring in a multiplayer that fits tons players and/or co-op in next-gen, make the map much bigger and I'll buy the game!

jagcivtec
jagcivtec

This has that Just Cause look to it, but if it's not I hope one of the other two projects is Just Cause 3.  


foxrock66
foxrock66

That is so obviously JC3 it doesn't even merit the term "tease". He may as well have just said "look at this JC3 screenshot!"

Excited either way, but geez, no creativity! 

camirish
camirish

JC3! With Multiplayer and Co-op!

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Just Cause 2 is my favorite sandbox game of all time. So many good memories with that game. So pumped up for this reveal

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Just Cause 3 definitely needs a multiplayer mode of sorts. The MP mod on PC of Just Cause 2 was some of the most fun I've ever had in a video game.

torres_unix
torres_unix

That looks just like Rico Rodriguez.  I'd be willing to bet it's either JC3 or JCMMO.

Daian
Daian

That's obviously Just Cause 3.

deathwish026
deathwish026

loved just cause 2 over 80% complete.... i would pay £100 for the standard copy of just cause 3 if it had some sort of co-op!

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

I enjoyed Just Cause 2 immensely, both on X360 and PC.  One of my favourite third person action games.  I can't wait to play another game in this series.

And I think it would be great if they could add co-op to the game, somehow.

demonic_85
demonic_85

Cant wait! Loved JC2 and Renegade Ops.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

I can't wait for this next just cause game. It is a great and under-appreciated series.

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

Just Cause 2 was hilarious fun, but the story was bloody dire, and pretty racist. If they fix that, the next instalment will be a must buy.

Chatch09
Chatch09

@SnakeEyesX80 Hybrid of Crimson Skies and Just Cause lol. Crimson story line and aircraft with Just Cause free roam action, that would be dope.

cyberkyber
cyberkyber

@CFritzRun yeah I just want tighter controls

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

@ivan_osorio Yes, this game works very well as a single player game. The level of freedom and the openness of the game world would surely be impaired by the addition of multiplayer.

brok
brok

@Chatch09 @SnakeEyesX80 I think I... I need to go change my pants. I hope we're talking about the PC Crimson Skies though... The Xbox one was... not quite so good.

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

@cyberkyber Absolutely.  I want tighter controls and enhanced grappling mechanics.  All too often the grapple line would snap for seemingly no reason when you're trying to be a badass.  People also complained about the voice acting.  Yes, it was so horrendous it was almost offensive but it, along with the over the top action, gave me this amazing sense of taking part in a B rated action movie.  "Okay!  We got 'eem"

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

@foxrock66 @PSYCHOV3N0M @HapiJoel Yup. At the end China nukes the island, summoning Godzilla who has a fist fight with a giant irradiated Rico. (What? Oh don't act like you finished the story.)