Just Cause 3 Expands to the Sky

Just Cause 3 Expands to the Sky

The physics-based explosive playground that is Just Cause 3 is getting its first DLC expansion, Sky Fortress, which is all apart of the Air, Land & Sea DLC pack.

Sky Fortress brings in a brand new set of missions for you to complete. Take to the skies with your new rocket powered wing suit to tackle the evil robotic forces that float in the sky fortress looming on the horizon. Your new wing suit is now customizable and weaponised, coming with shoulder mounted machine guns and auto targeting missiles.

The next expansion is titled Land Mech Assault and will come with its own set of missions as well as a new vehicle to bring over into the main game; your very own mech, equipped with a gravity gun to launch objects at high velocity.

The final expansion is called the Bavarium Sea Heist, there are currently no details as of yet.

You can buy the Air, Land & Sea expansion pass to get access to Sky Fortress and the next two for only $24.99. These expansions are stand alone experiences and don’t need the main game. All the expansions will be available by the end of summer.

No Micro Transactions for Just Cause 3

No Micro Transactions for Just Cause 3

Avalanche Studios has officially announced that they are working on Just Cause 3. The third iteration of the series was the cover story for GameInformer’s December issue. GameInformer released a number of screenshots for the game and some had players worried because they seemed to hint that the game would be utilizing micro transactions.

The co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Avalanche, Christofer Sundberg, has since released a statement clarifying that the game will not have micro transactions, will not be free to play and will be a full retail release.

He stated that the screenshots were taken from an “ancient version,” of the game and that the team had explored different control schemes, technologies and business models, like with most games.

Sundberg also stated that the company would likely be looking into adding additional content through DLC after the game is finished, but until then they are focused on making “the best Just Cause game we possibly can.”

The game reveal, the fan apprehension over the micro transactions and the resulting clarification from Avalanche, all occurred within about 24 hours, which goes to show just how abhorred this particular form of monetization is, and how quickly developers want to distance themselves from those rumors.

Just Cause 3 is expected to be released in 2015 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Just Cause 3 Goes To Greece

Just Cause 3 Goes To Greece

Thanks to Game Informer, fans of Not-Gang-Related open world mayhem are now quivering in their boots over the announcement that Avalanche Studios, who is still hard at work on that Mad Max game, has their flagship title in the works as well. Just Cause 3 is coming to consoles and PCs next year, and this time the destination, while still warm and sunny, is a bit more European. Rather than the jungles of South America, or the islands of the South China Sea, it’s the Mediterranean that is the playground for Rico Rodriguez, and his grappling hook gauntlet.

Just Cause 3 comes at an interesting time, because Avalanche has a bit more competition this time out. Open world games are becoming more of the more norm, with even franchises like Dragon Age jumping on the bandwagon and then there’s the matter of tone. Just Cause 2 established itself as the “funny open world” game, with absurd action and missions, a far cry from the darker, more satirical tone of Grand Theft Auto games. But Saints Row is quickly becoming the king of absurd open world games, so it’ll be interesting to see how an absurd spy open world game competes with an absurd gangster warfare game. And on top of all this, Avalanche will be competing with itself when Mad Max also releases in the same year. This is a bit of a strange position for Avalanche, since Mad Max is being published by Warner Brothers Interactive, while Just Cause 3 is being published by Square-Enix. Since neither publisher is worried about stepping on the toes of the other, Avalanche must be pushing its staff to the limit to get these two games ready to ship next year. Hopefully neither one will suffer, but two huge projects running simultaneously within the same studio is usually not a recipe for greatness.