Is Just Cause 4 already in development? Avalanche Studios hiring for 2 open-world games

Avalanche Studios has confirmed that it is working on ‘two action-packed sandbox games,’ fueling speculation that the studio is working on a follow-up to Just Cause 3, the open-world sequel recently released for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

The developer posted on Twitter, "Yesterday we launched #JustCause3. Want to join our team to help us create two new action-packed sandbox games?"

In addition, Avalanche’s Stockholm branch is currently hiring for a 3D Artist to help out on an "exciting and unique high-profile unannounced title," while the company’s New York studio is on the look out for a Senior Character Artist to "create and develop realistic and believable character art for AAA video game title for PS4, Xbox1, and PC platforms.

"Our vision is focused on player satisfaction and on innovation," the job ad continues, "our plan is to deliver a stunning and diverse range of vehicles, in terms of handling, physics simulation and destruction renditio."

Read our review of Just Cause 3 on PS4 to find out what we thought of Avalanche Studios’ latest effort.

The sequel takes place on the fictional island of Medici, with players controlling protagonist Rico Rodriguez as he returns home after leaving The Agency. However, he soon discovers the island is in fact under the control of General Di Ravello, a brutal dictator hell bent on world domination. Many of the signature features of the game’s predecessor, 2010’s Just Cause 2, will return for the sequel, including the grappling hook and parachute, although their functionality has been slightly improved this time around.

New to the table this time includes a wingsuit, which allows Rodriguez to navigate the game world more easily by gliding across the landscape. As ever, destruction will be a main theme, with players able to wreak havoc across the island as they see fit with an arsenal of powerful weaponry, including shotguns, RPGs, machine-guns and more. Furthermore, Just Cause 3 will include an assortment of vehicles such as planes, exotic cars, ships and more.