Just Cause Devs Worked on Open World Steampunk Game

Just Cause Devs Worked on Open World Steampunk Game

Avalanche Studio reveals a mysterious "steampunk-style" open world game....which is on hold.

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Earlier this year, Just Cause 2 devs Avalanche Studios sent out a tweet containing a few blurry images. As much as it looks like Rico leaping out of an aircraft, it is not a Just Cause 3 screenshot. In a massive tease, Avalanche CEO Christofer Sundberg revealed in an interview with Edge that it's not a sequel, but an unannounced "steampunk-style" game that has since been put on hold.

In the interview, Sundberg talks about Avalanche's strategy for the future and their next-gen plans. Partway through, the interviewer confronts Sundberg on his mysterious tweets from a few months ago. Sundberg responds: "They were from a steampunk-style game we had in development that we put on ice. 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."

So, good news and bad news there. The CEO wants it to happen, but it's not on the table at the moment. Perhaps after they clear the room of all the Star Wars and Mad Max rumors, we'll see a grand open-world action title featuring airships and pneumatic-powered grappling hooks. As far as current projects go, Sundberg says that "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", which makes a certain kind of logical sense. Meanwhile, If you've (somehow) hit 100% on Just Cause 2 and are anxiously awaiting their next game, there's always multiplayer madness to test out.

Source: Edge

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To me it kinda just looks like Just Cause 2 with a Steam punk costume, near the mile high club. Granted an Open world Steam Punk game would be awesome, but seeing as it's on hold I guess I'll hold my hype till later. In the meantime I can play Guns of Icarus which will hopefully get more and more of it's own crowd funding to make a semi open world game, eventually.

I would much prefer an open world steampunk game to another modern anything game.

Mad Max game? Is that a Mad Max 4 film tie in game? Or are we talking about a remake of Interstate '76 with all the joy extracted from it?

Hey Stampede, how about a poem?

Poem

Nice...

Oh come on guys! get it moving again! this was just about the only game I was interested in for the rest of 2013!

octafish:
Mad Max game? Is that a Mad Max 4 film tie in game? Or are we talking about a remake of Interstate '76 with all the joy extracted from it?

If by 'joy' you mean the mounted weapons, then... yeah probably.

I did not know Avalanche was an indie developer, cool to know.

dragongit:
To me it kinda just looks like Just Cause 2 with a Steam punk costume, near the mile high club. Granted an Open world Steam Punk game would be awesome, but seeing as it's on hold I guess I'll hold my hype till later. In the meantime I can play Guns of Icarus which will hopefully get more and more of it's own crowd funding to make a semi open world game, eventually.

Guns of Icarus will have to do for now.

I wonder if they will ever make a new Just Cause game.

To me, the word "steam-punk" is becoming a generic buzz word.

A: So, lets make a steam-punk style game?
B: Ooooh that sounds cool. What is steam-punk anyways?
A: ...shit. OK lets put it on hold.

 

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