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Just Cause’s developer worked on an Iron Man game for two years before it got canned

Disney apparently wanted to shorten the development time by a year. It turns out that Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios previously worked on an Iron Man game for two years before it was ultimately cancelled. There are probably a million and one cancelled games we’ll never hear about due to non-disclosure agreements and the like, but recently Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg, speaking to MinnMax, revealed that the studio was working on an Iron Man game that was unfortunately cancelled. According to Sundberg, Disney and Marvel came to the studio to inquire about an Iron Man game, which later began…

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Square Enix casually confirms there’s a new Just Cause in development

Details are slim on this sequel though. It seems like there’s a new Just Cause in development, casually announced at a recent Square Enix investors briefing. As shared on Resetera (thanks, PCGamesN), Square Enix has confirmed that a new Just Cause game is in development from its recent investors briefing, though pretty much nothing else was revealed other than the fact it exists. “Our materials provide an overview and details of the Transaction, but I note that its primary purpose was a reorientation of our portfolio,” reads the briefing report, discussing the recent, surprisingly cheap sale of a selection of…

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Generation Zero is the latest surprise arrival on Xbox Game Pass

Despite not getting an official announcement from Microsoft (yet), Generation Zero has appeared on Xbox Game Pass today. Generation Zero – Avalanche Studios’ four-player co-op open-world shooter set in 1980’s Sweden – has just arrived on Xbox Game Pass. Spotted by our own Tom Orry on the Xbox app ahead of an offical email landing in our inbox to announce it, the game appears to be downloadable from today (November 30) on the subscription service. A dedicated Xbox Game Pass trailer has been posted to Systemic Reaction’s YouTube page, too (see below), that shows off the distinct environment and vibe…

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Have You Played… Rage 2?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. I have often related how, whilst covering E3 2018 from the UK, I was watching Bethesda’s live show at some ungodly hour in the morning, having not slept for some days because of watching other live shows at ungodly hours in the morning, and suddenly Andrew W.K. happened. He and his band absolutely crushing Ready To Die (Mr. W.K. proving he is indeed a very accomplished piano player in the process) whilst the camera kept cutting to Bethesda’s visibly bemused live…

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Just Cause 3 dev Avalanche hiring for “the largest and greatest AAA project we’ve ever taken on”

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 11:35 GMT Avalanche Studios is expanding, and the developer seems very excited about its new project.Avalanche Studios’ New York team, the one responsible for Just Cause 3, is on a bit of a hiring spree. The studio is looking for a wide range of disciplines to work on what it described as “the largest and greatest AAA project we’ve ever taken on.”As noted by @MauroNL3 on Twitter, the jobs ask for experience with open-world games, which isn’t particularly surprising given the studio’s history. There does appear to be a greater focus on animation…