If you haven’t heard the news, Just Cause 3 was revealed today and we’ve finally got the first set of details to share with you. Thanks to Gameinformer and the guys and gals over at NeoGAF who were kind enough to share the details featured in the article in the latest issue.
According to the article, the main character from Just Cause 2, Rico, will be making a return for Just Cause 3. The game is set in the Mediterranean area and features a map similar to the size of Just Cause 2’s, which included over 400 miles of playable game space. The image you can check out just below should give you an idea of just how big Just Cause 2 was, and how big Just Cause 3 will be.
The good news regarding the huge playable space of Just Cause 3 is that it will be more varied than what we saw in Just Cause 2. The playable game space will include oceans, different islands, cities, mountainous regions and more. Verticality will also be increased in Just Cause 3, which is honestly quite amazing as Just Cause 2 already allowed players to reach immense heights in the game.
Other details in the article made mention of destructible environments, better controls and weapon handling, new weapons and vehicles and of course, new ways to use the iconic grapple hook, including the use of multiple tethers.
As you probably already expected, Just Cause 3 will not be a game that focuses heavily on story and will take itself just about as seriously as the last two iterations of the series, which is a good thing in my opinion, but the game will delve a little deeper into Rico’s backstory according to the article. Some characters from Just Cause 2 will also be returning as well. And, of course, a detail important to our coverage of the game, Just Cause 3 will be a single player only game. The mod community will, however, be supported on the PC.
For those of you worried about microtransactions being featured in the game based on previous leaks, Avalanche Studios released a statement earlier today that clarified what you saw.
Following last week’s rumours and speculation, we also wanted to take the opportunity to address a few misconceptions. Those leaked screenshots were taken from an ancient version of Just Cause 3. Like most games, this one went through an exploratory phase where we looked at different control schemes, different technologies, different business models. Those leaked screenshots show aspects of that process, and in no way reflect the game we are making today.
To be perfectly clear: Just Cause 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will be distributed as a retail box and digital download. It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions.
There’s more hands-on details regarding what Gameinformer got to play at the link, but for now, we’ll leave you with these details. You should certainly check out the latest issue of Gameinformer for even more details, but as always, we’ll be sure to continue covering Just Cause 3 as more details are released so don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest.
Just Cause 3 will release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2015.