Just Cause 4, like Dying Light 2, got lost in the E3 2018 shuffle somewhat. When there are a lot of big new games unveiled, some inevitably fall through the cracks, so here’s a timely reminder that Avalanche Studios – the busiest AAA studio in Sweden, it seems – is busy beavering away on a new adventure for Rico Rodriguez.
While it may be fighting for the limelight, the developer has high ambitions for this sequel, as game director Francesco Antolini told Game Reactor: “We want to make the best open world sandbox ever. We want to be the sandbox that gives the biggest possibility for expression in an open world. We wanted to push our physics to the boundary, and we wanted to get back to a feeling of variety and discovery that I feel we lost a little bit with Just Cause 3.”
Antolini added that a big part of the Just Cause experience, for fans, is the pure experimentation that the sandbox allows. However, while it’s important that the physics can be fiddled with, it’s equally imperative that everyone else is able to just play. “We know very well that not all gamers want to fiddle with the sandbox just for the sake of it, and so the truth is if you want to you can completely disregard this aspect of the game,” he concluded.
The title’s currently scheduled to deploy right at the end of the busy holiday release season, but publisher Square Enix will be hoping that the game can make a big enough explosion to capture the enthusiasm of potential players. How’s your hype holding out for this one? Jump on the roof of a car in the comments section below.