Just Cause 2 Developer Has A Steampunk Title On Hold
There are two things in that title which I really like – Just Cause 2 and the Steampunk design aesthetic. Possibly also the letter A. I loved the crazy over the top openworld fun of Just Cause 2 despite it having a number of flaws and shortcomings. I don’t really need to explain the Steampunk obsession but it is why games like Dishonored and Thief get me excited.
So my interest was naturally piqued at the mention of a Steampunk openworld game by the people who made Just Cause 2. The game may be on hold for now but it’s still there, perhaps while the studio finishes off Just Cause 3.
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“They were from a steampunk-style game we had in development that we put on ice,” he said.
“I really love that art style, and to combine it with sandbox gameplay is a dream of mine. Fortunately, being an independent developer I can control my own destiny and we’ll make something in that world sooner or later.”
Sundberg was coy on what Avalanche is in fact working on at present and rumours of Just Cause 3 will still persist despite the fact that the above image from the Steampunk title was initially believed to be connected to a third Just Cause game.
“We are developing for both current and next-gen, but the earliest we’ll be able to talk about it and go into any detail is after the games we are working on are announced,” he said.
“We’re also announcing new, interesting tech development that we do internally, but that is not until later this year.”
Openworld action, Steampunk and the promise of lots of fun? Hopefully this game gets made soon.