Ryan King wrote:We've been patiently waiting for a Just Cause 3 announcement and it looks like the wait is finally coming to an end.
Responding on Twitter to someone asking if there are new games coming up soon, Avalanche Studios responds "Really can't say, but keep your eyes open in 2013 :)"
In addition to that, Avalanche Studios posted a job vacancy for Technical Cinematic Designer just before Christmas (which has now been removed), which read "Contract starting in March until the end of November 2013 with the possibility to turn into a permanent position."
When you take into account the DLC, that timing seems to fall in line with work on a title to be released at the end of this year or early next year. Taken together with the tweet, Avalanche Studios is asking us to keep our eyes open in 2013 for a project that a Technical Cinematic Designer will be working on until November.
There are massive amounts of conjecture involved here and the project might not even be Just Cause 3 but there has certainly been talk around the sequel.
Just Cause 3 was first rumoured in October 2011, when talk suggested it would be a release in 2012 (source: CVG). Christofer Sundberg, co-founder of Avalanche, then told Eurogamer "it's just a rumour and we're not releasing any game in 2012."
Since then, job listings and even Christmas cards have pointed towards the existence of Just Cause 3, although nothing has been officially confirmed.
Our fingers are crossed for something happening sooner rather than later.