Just Cause dev announces Project Mamba

"AAA" Avalanche Studios project not due til 2014.

Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has announced work is underway on Project Mamba, a AAA title due on PC and "console platforms" in 2014.

It's being developed at the Swedish outfits new office in New York City with senior staff from its Stockholm HQ also involved.

No word yet on exactly what to expect, but that release date likely pegs it as a next-gen project.

The New York office has just opened for business, with former Activision and Atari executive David Grijns in charge.

It's taken over a custom-designed 10,000 square foot facility in Manhattan's SoHo district, with an option on a further 3000 square feet for future expansion. The studio plans to hire up to 50 new staff within the next 12 months.

"Today is a great day for Avalanche Studios as we have achieved yet another goal by establishing a new studio in the greatest city in North America," commented founder Christofer Sundberg.

"We are one of the few independent, AAA-budget studios remaining in the world after the disastrous economic recession of the last few years. While this was a huge wake-up call for everyone in our industry, we have prepared for this expansion for over three years and it is a great feeling to execute our plans with such resounding success."

Avalanche's last release was downloadable twin stick shooter Renegade Ops back in September, which picked up an 8/10 from Eurogamer.

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