Don't Be Surprised At An Eventual Just Cause 3 Announcement
If you're having a blast with Just Cause 2, you'll be happy to know that developer Avalanche Studios is poised and ready to deliver a third.
As reported by ThatVideoGame Blog, series designer Christofer Sundberg says fans "shouldn't be surprised" if they eventually announce a third iteration in the new franchise. He says they're definitely interested in pushing forward with the open-world, destruction-based concept and added that the studio "lives and breathes the Just Cause franchise, and handing that over to another developer would spoil it." As usual, sales numbers tend to rely on review scores and Sundberg says the team is excited about the positive scores they've seen thus far:
"Just seeing all those review scores coming in was fantastic, especially from the sites that scored the first Just Cause a little bit lower than we hoped. That’s the most satisfying thing for us, but we’re delighted also that the game got to number one in the charts in the UK. It was released on the Thursday last week, so it’s great that the game’s going so well."
While it's certainly true that JC2 is better than the original (in our eyes, anyway), the question is whether or not the total sales number will be high enough to warrant a third entry. At this rate, it certainly appears the late-March release will be a big success and for that, we should applaud Avalanche. By the way, you can expect our review towards the end of the week...playing it now.
Related Game(s): Just Cause 2
3/30/2010 10:36:58 AM Ben Dutka