Just Cause 2 News

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod gets a significant update

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod gets a significant update

Version 2.0 in public beta Panau.

The popular Just Cause 2 Multiplayer mod has received a significant update, overhauling the main menu, adding Steam Achievements and a lot more.

The update, version 0.2, is in public beta and adds new features as well as fixes a lot of bugs. New features include being able to script NPC characters and render inside the world. Examples of usable scripts on the mod's website include those for the wingsuit, for companions, for claymore mines and more. It sounds like there's been a lot of work done to improving server and client communication and performance too. There's a full list of changes on that website.

If you want to help test version 0.2 before it's generally released, opt in to the public beta branch on Steam's Betas tab. "Do not switch to this branch unless you are willing to actively help find issues and prepare your scripts for the release," the team warned. "If you don't know how to switch to the branch, we advise you wait for the official release." If you do switch, you won't be able to use servers running mod version 0.1.5. To switch back, opt out of betas again.

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All signs point to Just Cause 3 in 2015

UPDATE: Square Enix calls domain registration "routine IP management activity.”

UPDATE: 5.17pm: Just Cause publisher Square Enix has issued us the following statement regarding the Just Cause 3 domain registration:

It's the last day of the Steam Sale

"And we've brought back the most popular deals."

Got any money left? It's the last day of the venerated Steam Sale, dubbed "Encore Day", for which the most popular deals have been brought back.

Just Cause 2 multiplayer has an open beta this weekend

Last week we wrote about a ridonkulous 600-plus player multiplayer mod for Avalanche's sandbox playground Just Cause 2 and this weekend it's going into open beta.

Starting at 8 a.m. GMT Saturday, the test period will last 48 hours, according to the mod's official forums. It will run on the new 0.0.4 version of the JC2-MP beta client, which includes the following features:

Added weapon sync

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Amid claims the traditional console business is on its last legs and reports about the power of the next Xbox and PlayStation 4, the boss of Avalanche Studios, the developer of the Just Cause series, has warned better looking games on next generation consoles "won't save the game industry".

Just Cause 3 in development - report

Sources claim it'll be out next year.

Work on a third installment in Avalanche Studios' Just Cause series is underway, with the finished game due out some time next year, so says Xbox World magazine sources.

Avalanche keen on Just Cause 3

Two "huge" licensed games due in 2013.

Swedish developer Avalanche Studios has just announced a downloadable PC, Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network game called Renegade Ops its first foray into the digital download space. But does this mean the company has turned its back on big budget games?

Just Cause 2 DLC this month and next

Two packs add planes and weapons.

Square Enix has announced plans to release a pair of downloadable add-ons for Just Cause 2 - one at the end of April and another at the end of May.

Just Cause 2 to get "a lot" of DLC

"We're going to have some fun," says dev.

Avalanche Studios has told Eurogamer that although "a lot" of Just Cause 2 DLC is planned, you will have enough on your plate wading through the extra content after the 15 to 20 hour main campaign has finished.

Avalanche working on new game

And already speculating about Just Cause 3.

Just Cause 2 awaits a late March release but already Swedish developer Avalanche is onto its next, unannounced project.

Just Cause 2 pre-order goodies detailed

Map! Guns! Car! That sort of thing!

Square Enix Eidos Taito And Friends has announced that people who pre-order Just Cause 2 will be rewarded with various bonus treats, including a foldout map of the island of Panau where the game is set.

Just Cause 2 out in late March

Square Enix grapples with dates.

Square Enix has announced that Just Cause 2 will be released for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 23rd March in the US and on 26th March in Europe.

Eidos unveils E3 line-up

Eidos unveils E3 line-up

Tomb Raider! Just Cause 2! etc.

Eidos has confirmed four titles it plans to show off at E3 next month.

Topping the bill is Tomb Raider: Underworld, in which Lara gets some fancy new moves and an army of new enemies to battle.

Then there's Just Cause 2, the sequel to the 2006 action game. Hopefully it'll improve over Just Cause 1, or as it's otherwise known Just Cause 6/10. Like Underworld, it's on the way for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

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New Just Cause 2 details emerge

New Just Cause 2 details emerge

Eidos unveils less flabby sequel.

Avalanche Studios has revealed lots of fresh details about forthcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 title Just Cause 2.

As reported by IGN, the bulk of the changes are the result of feedback from gamers. Gone are the bloated side-missions and sterile areas; instead there's an inventive chaos system that helps numerous factions across the island to grow.

Simply pinch some military vehicles or shoot a noted soldier and let the carnage begin. Improve your standing with a powerful faction enough and you could even wield enough fire power to attack a government stronghold.

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Battlestations sequel planned

Battlestations sequel planned

Interim results spill beans.

Eidos' parent company SCi has revealed that work on a new Battlestations: Midway game is underway.

"After the period end, in February 2007, we released Battlestations Midway on PC and Xbox 360. This product immediately entered the UK charts at No1 in both the Xbox 360 and All Formats charts," a bit of their latest statement reads. "We are continuing to build this franchise and have a sequel in development."

Unfortunately Eidos was unable to clarify any further details to Eurogamer this morning, but we expect it will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and possibly PS3 and maybe even Gizmondo sometime in 2008. Or 2009, 2010 or 2011.

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Just Cause sequel confirmed

Just Cause sequel confirmed

Along with other Eidos faves.

A second Just Cause game is in development, Eidos has confirmed in a financial statement today.

"We now expect Just Cause to sell over one million units in the current financial year. The sequel to Just Cause is in development."

The action sequel will be joined by new games in the long-running Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Championship Manager franchises, "plus new IPs including Kane & Lynch and Crossfire," said the company.

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