Just Cause 3 multiplayer will not be available at launch, but an online component may come at a later date.
According to senior developers at Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 3 will be a single-player only title at launch, with no multiplayer options whatsoever.
That’s straight from the mouths of Game Director Roland Lesterlin and Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg too.
“Maybe sometime down the line, we’ll take Rico into the modern world of multiplaying,” said Sundberg to Game Informer.
“We don’t expect the fans to make the multiplayer for Just Cause 3, but at some point you have to make a choice where your focus is. our strength is the sandbox experience, and we want to deliver a great Just Cause 3 experience.”
Just Cause 2 also launched without a multiplayer component, but a group of fans spent two years creating an online multiplayer mod, which was then released on Steam.
As for the Just Cause 3 map, Lesterlin added that it might not be that much larger than Just Cause 2, but it will be more densely packed.
“Just Cause 2 was already enormous,” said Lesterlin. “We really want to focus now on density and the feel of the world itself.”
“So we didn’t necessarily just have to do increased land mass, but we have certainly gone a lot bigger when it comes to density of the world and now it’s not just on top of the world, we also have caves and tunnels and all sorts of stuff there too.”