Open-world games are a dime a dozen, but very rarely are they a distinct, co-op first experience. Games like Grand Theft Auto Online or Minecraft can be played in a co-op capacity, but aren’t inherently played that way. Very few new games are exclusively co-op, and even fewer are designed specifically as an open-world game as well. A few examples come to mind, like Ghost Recon Wildlands or Monster Hunter Rise, and now Avalanche Studios is trying its hand at a co-op iteration on its open-world formula. Contraband, the next title from Just Cause developer (in collaboration with Xbox Game Studios), will be an open-world co-op heist game set in the 1970s.