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Just Cause 3 confirmed for next year

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Just Cause 3

Nearly two years after Avalanche Studios CEO Christofer Sundberg posted a mysterious screenshot on Instagram, the official word has come down that Just Cause 3 is in the works.

The confirmation comes to us by way of the cover for the December issue of Game Informer, revealed earlier this morning. As such, there's not much in the way of detail, although it did say that the game will be set in a fictional Mediterranean archipelago, the parachute and grapple have been "vastly improved," and that players will be able to take the skies in an all-new wingsuit.

One thing it doesn't mention is whether or not the game will feature microtransactions. That became a question earlier this month, when a couple of leaked screens allegedly from the game indicated that players will be able to rent or buy vehicles and weapons with "diamonds" that can be purchased through real-money transactions.

Just Cause 3 is currently expected to come out next year.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.