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The Development of Just Cause 3's Multiplayer mod has been halted

The Development of Just Cause 3's Multiplayer mod has been halted

The Development of Just Cause 3's Multiplayer mod has been halted

The Development of Just Cause 3's Multiplayer mod has been halted

 

The Development of Just Cause 3's Multiplayer mod has been halted, with its developers being officially hired by Avalanche Studios, the developers of Just Cause 3. 

The developers of this mod previously created the multiplayer component of Just Cause 2, JC2-MP, a mod that was so popular that it was eventually added to the base game as a free DLC on Steam. 

While this news may be disappointing to Just Cause 3 players, we have to remember that these modders will now be directly influencing the development of future Avalanche games, potentially adding functionality to future games that mere mods could never achieve. 

 

   It is on this note that we're regretfully announcing the indefinite halt of JC3-MP development.
We know you've been waiting for news over this past year - your desire to play it is matched by our desire to make it - but there's a good reason. 


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. 

We will still be maintaining JC2-MP where appropriate - while we're not actively adding new features, we will fix bugs, maintain stability, and ensure that JC2-MP remains a quality experience for players present and future. We're still searching for solutions to our most prevalent issues (including AMD compatibility without workarounds); hopefully, we'll be able to make headway in the future. 

 

Thankfully this news does not mean that a Just Cause 3 Multiplayer component is never going to be released, as the team behind JC2-MP were not the only ones that have been working towards this goal. 

Nanos Framework has been working on developing a full Multiplayer component for Just Cause 3 for quite some time now, already showing off on-foot synchronization between players, PVP combat and the ability for players to interact with other player vehicles, making vehicle surfing a possibility online.   

Right now the team is currently developing a server browser for the main menu, making the mod easier to use for future beta releases. When this mod becomes available for public testing users will be required to own Just Cause 3 and all of the game's DLC. 

 

Are you guys shutting the mod down?

No. You might have read that the creators of the JC2 Multiplayer Mod discontinued their mod for Just Cause 3. We are still working hard to deliver our modification this year.

 

All-New, Shiny, Client UI

This week we've spent a lot of time on the new Main UI. As you might have seen in earlier videos or our stream, we did not have a proper UI for nJC3:MP. There was only our chat. As we are getting somewhat closer to the first Previews, we wanted to tackle this issue. @SKULLY submitted some drafts for a JC3:MP UI a long time ago and this is what we used as a basis for our new UI.

 

 

Right now this mod is a work in progress and is not available to the public, but with such a large improvement in such a small amount of time since Just Cause 3's launch. It is expected that the mod will launch within the next few months, at least in an early access form. 

With the popularity of Just Cause 2's Multiplayer mod it was very surprising to see Just Cause 3 release without any multi-player component, but thankfully it looks like this game will eventually be receiving the Multiplayer mode that it deserves, finally giving GTA online some competition. 

 

You can join the discussion on Just Cause 3's Multiplayer mod on the OC3D Forums.

 

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