Just Cause Developer Announces 'Project Mamba'
Written Thursday, November 17, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
How this for announcing a project way in advance of its release? Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has announced that a new 'AAA' project entitled 'Project Mamba' is currently under development at its newly opened New York studio, and it's pencilled in for launch in more than two years time. Yes, Project Mamba is slated for 2014, which presumably makes it a next-generation title.
Former Activision and Atari exec, David Grijns is heading up the Swedish developer's new office in the Big Apple, with senior staff at Avalanche's base of operations in Sweden also getting in on the act. The studio's complex in New York is a 10,000 square foot facility in Soho, which will be taking on an additional 50 staff over the next year. Avalanche has continued to grow off the back of successes with both the Just Cause franchise and downloadable shooter, Renegade Ops.
"We are one of the few independent, AAA-budget studios remaining in the world after the disastrous economic recession of the last few years," stated the studio's founder Christofer Sundberg. "While this was a huge wake-up call for everyone in our industry, we have prepared for this expansion for over three years and it is a great feeling to execute our plans with such resounding success."
There are currently no details on what exactly Project Mamba is, but no doubt some will be thinking it could be Just Cause 3 for next-gen consoles. Then again, it could be something completely new. Your guess is as good as ours... Don't expect to hear much anytime soon though, what with 2014 being so far off and all.