Talking to Edge Online about the company’s inspirations, Avalanche Studious co-founder and chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg touted action over emotion as their endgame.
“We’ve never had any ambition to go very deep with our narrative and focused more on explosive fun. It’s entertainment! I have no ambitions to make players cry or have any deeper feelings,” Sundberg told Edge. “A great laugh and a big smile as players pull off a completely over-the-top stunt is all I can ask for. I can assure you that with our next games there will be plenty of ‘holy fucking shits’ to go around for everyone!”
Whatever that next game may be, however, it seems it won’t be the steampunk-style game Avalanche was teasing on Instagram.
“They were from a steampunk-style game we had in development that we put on ice,” Sundberg said about the Instagram photos. “I really love that art style, and to combine it with sandbox gameplay is a dream of mine. Fortunately, being an independent developer I can control my own destiny and we’ll make something in that world sooner or later.”
Sundberg recently revealed that Avalanche almost had a shot at making an open-world Star Wars game. Unfortunately, that project never took off.
About this time last year, Avalanche said they were working on three unnamed project, one similar to Just Cause, the other two based on movie and comic book franchises. Seems likely that Star Wars was the movie-based project. As for the other two, well, clearly the steampunk game was some way into development. So what the company most assuredly is working on now remains a mystery.