While Just Cause 3 won’t have multiplayer at launch, developer Avalanche Studios isn’t ruling the possibility out.
Speaking in an interview with GameSpot. Game Director Roland Lesterlin confirmed that the studio did talk about implementing a Just Cause 3 multiplayer component, but decided to focus on the single-player portion and its social aspect first.
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.
What we found was that a lot of players loved sharing videos of what they did. So we wanted to work on the asynchronous side of things. The challenges, ghost mode within leaderboards, being able to challenge your friends to beat feats you did in the world. Having these great PS4 Share feature and the Xbox upload feature, and Steam now has a spectator mode too. Having all these things in there feels perfect for a Just Cause game. 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.
Maybe as an upcoming DLC or expansion perhaps? Or it might be in the cards for Just Cause 4, no?
Would you want Just Cause 3 to have multiplayer? Why and why not?