Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios doesn’t just want fans to enjoy its next game. It wants fans to be in it.
In a news post on the developer’s official website, Avalanche revealed an opportunity for 12 adults, ages 18 to 25, to be part of its next project. Applicants of all backgrounds and ethnicities are welcome, but Avalanche does request that they live relatively close to the studio in Stockholm, Sweden, as any travel expenses will not be covered. Submission details can be found on the company’s official website, with March 30th, 2018, being the last day to apply.
Participants will not be paid, but swag and studio tours will provide incentive—on top of being immortalized in the game, of course.
The exact nature of the self-published title the studio is working on has yet to be announced. All we currently know is that players will play as “a young adult, whom [Avalanche] will bring to life using cutting-edge face scanning technology.” The team recently brought onboard the lead developer of the highly anticipated Just Cause 3 mod, Cameron Foote, which would suggest a new Just Cause game is coming down the line, but considering publisher Square Enix presumably owns the rights to that property, the self-published status of Avalanche’s next game makes it unlikely the two projects are one and the same.
This project is not the first time Avalanche has attempted to involve the fans in the creation process of its games. Prior to the launch of Just Cause 3, the studio offered prizes to fans that helped make the game’s launch trailer.
Source: Avalanche Studios