Avalanche Studios will be launching Just Cause 3 next year, but the developer has announced that it will be shipping without its multiplayer component. This doesn't mean Just Cause 3 won't ever have multiplayer, but it will simply be shipping without the multiplayer component.
Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Avalanche Studios, Christofer Sundberg said: "Maybe sometime down the line, we'll take Rico into the modern world of multiplaying". Most Just Cause 2 fans will remember multiplayer in the game, but it was an unofficial mod developed by fans, which was sanctioned by its publisher, Square Enix, as Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod.
Sundberg added: "We don't expect the fans to make the multiplayer for Just Cause 3, but at some point you have to make a choice on where your focus is. Our strength is the sandbox experience, and we want to deliver a great Just Cause 3 experience".