Jagged Alliance 3
- RATING: RP - Rating Pending
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Strategy First intended to produce Jagged Alliance 3 internally, with head developer Thiessen promising a much more open experience than any other Jagged Alliance game. There were expected to be five separate factions to fight in JA3, instead of a single enemy. Characters were said to have their own agendas and allegiances in addition to randomization of various settings of the game upon startup in order to make it less predictable; a character who was allied with the player in one game could be their enemy in the next. Player actions were also said to influence how the characters of the world react to them.
In December 2006, Strategy First outsourced Jagged Alliance 3 again. The publisher along with Akella and F3games, (both Russian developers) were to create the game, setting an approximate release date of late 2008.
As of October 2008 the game has been delayed again, and Akella’s website was displaying a release date of Q1 2010. This delay was likely due to publishers demand to improve graphics.
On December 21, 2009, a German language game site reported that Akella had stopped development on Jagged Alliance 3. Strategy First has made no statement on the future of the Jagged Alliance series.
On March 9, 2010, German outfit bitComposer Games picked up the rights to the PC strategy series, and started “preliminary development” on the third full game for release in 2011. As of November 2012, no further news of the game had been released.