You know it's E3 season when the floodgates holding leaks open and spew out copious amounts of information. Today, Steam suffered from a slightly embarrassing situation where the company accidentally leaked Just Cause 4. Numerous gamers around the world saw a news post on the Steam client which prompted them to "pre-purchase" Just Cause 4. The image featured our lovable protagonist Rico Rodriguez in a stormy, jungle-like setting. I saw the post pop up numerous times over the course of the evening. However, it seems like Valve finally caught onto its mistake and pulled the image from the system.
The Just Cause series consists of over-the-top third-person action games which revolve around destroying everything in your path. While the titles may not have the best stories, they're a lot of fun to play because the goal is to constantly blow up buildings and vehicles. Who doesn't enjoy that?
Just Cause 3 launched in 2015 and suffered from numerous problems on Xbox One. The loading times were horrendous and the frame rate barely hit 30 FPS on the console. Instead of improving the game, subsequent patches made it worse! It wasn't until Microsoft released the Xbox One X that gamers were able to play the game on the platform in a stable manner.
Hopefully Just Cause 4 will be Xbox One X Enhanced and avoid a lot of these problems. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the project. Square Enix will probably announce the game soon given the fact that Steam leaked the preorder page.
Updated June 11, 2018: Today, Square Enix shared more details about the game during its E3 2018 briefing. Just Cause 4 takes Rico to South America and pits him against the leader of a fearsome militia. Destruction and physics simulation have been brought up to the next level because there are now extreme weather events which can wreck havoc on the landscape. Vehicles have also been overhauled and you can use the new "airlift" grapple ability to make objects fly through the air.
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