The developer of the Just Cause series of games has hired the chief creator of its popular multiplayer mod.

In a post on the Just Cause multiplayer website, lead developer Cameron Foote said he had joined 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," Foote said.

That comment raises the exciting prospect of multiplayer coming to Just Cause in an official capacity, either for the recently-released Just Cause 3 or perhaps the next game in the franchise.

Unfortunately, Foote's departure from the multiplayer mod project signals its cancellation. While the team will maintain the hugely popular Just Cause 2 multiplayer mod, development on the Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod has been cancelled.

"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," Foote explained.

Now, while that's undoubtedly bad news for Foote's Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod, there is another team working on a different mod that should have a similar effect.

Nanos is a team that focuses on creating multiplayer mods for big games such as Grand Theft Auto and Mafia. The video, below, shows the work done so far. Promising!

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