Square Enix officially announce Just Cause 3

Just Cause Game Informer cover 1

No free-to-play or microtransactions elements in Avalanche Studios latest Just Cause instalment.

Over the past week we've been seeing some leaked images of Avalanche Studios' Just Cause 3 game, and today publishers Square Enix officially revealed the title, due in 2015.

The news first broke by way of Game Informer's latest cover for December, showing the protagonist of the third instalment in a spot of bother whilst firing his grappling hook.

In Just Cause 3 Rico Rodriguez will travel to a Mediterranean archipelago, taking with him his grapple and parachute of course, in addition to a brand new wingsuit too.

So, now that the game has been officially revealed, what about all that worry and speculation of the game possibly being riddled with microtransactions, following the leaks of the screenshots? Well, Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg addressed those concerns head on in a news post today, saying: 

"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."

Just to be 100% sure about the free-to-play and microtransaction worries, Sunberg stated: "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."

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