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Just Cause Developer Splits Into Three Studios, Teases New Game

Avalanche Studios, developers of Just Cause, Rage 2 and Generation Zero, has split into three divisions. The company sent out a press release this week announcing as much, as well a name change: Avalanche Studios Group – but that wasn’t all. Perhaps more intriguingly, they’ve teased a chilling new game, adding that there are several more in development.

Details of the press release, H/T Wccftech could be read below:

The new identities are a modern update and reflect the entire Avalanche Studios Group, leveraging the legacy and strong brand equity of its AAA partner and outdoor games divisions Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Rage 2) and Expansive Worlds (theHunter: Call of the Wild), while establishing the self-publishing brand Systemic Reaction (Generation Zero) to better mirror its unique offering.

Since 2003 we have built a sustainable AAA business, and over the past five years, we have broadened our portfolio with our self-published games. Transitioning to Avalanche Studios Group and its three divisions marks the start of a new era, says Pim Holfve, CEO of Avalanche Studios Group. Although we have expanded to three creative divisions, our singular focus is to bring immersive open world experiences to millions of players around the globe.

We want to celebrate this occasion by paying homage to our rich history of open world games while also sharing a glimpse of what’s to come, says Pim Holfve. We have several games in development, and this is just the beginning of what promises to be another exciting decade for the entire Avalanche Studios Group.

Avalanche’s Systemic Reaction branch has released a teaser for an upcoming game, which you could also check out here:

There’s not a lot that can be gathered from this and the word teaser really works in this case. All we see is a scene in which a dark cave is approached before the faint sound of gunfire comes into hearing and the words “stay tuned” appear on the screen. We’re then shown a gory first-person view of someone with a gun struggling against an unseen foe, presumably a monster, before the teaser cuts off.

What we can deduce for now: the game will be a first-person shooter, probably of the horror genre. We’ll just have to wait and see, though.

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