People might have been impressed with the gameplay of Just Cause, as it consists of elements of a third-person shooter in an open world environment to move around. Perhaps it has become the trend that focus on an action-adventure genre these days.
Well, even with the mixed to positive reviews by critics, Just Cause has sold more than a million copies around the world. In fact, a sequel was developed by Avalanche Studios and was titled Just Cause 2 in 2010. After 5 years, the game was followed by its third installment titled Just Cause 3 in December 2015.
Just Cause 3 was even released for different game consoles, namely Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game has been published by Square Enix and it has received mixed reviews. This time, the critics have appreciated the open-ended gameplay, player agency, and destruction mechanics of the game itself.
However, the only problem that critics were able to point out was the narrative of the game. Some even considered it uninspiring and clichéd, which had some performance issues, such as the console versions of the game.
If you are expecting Just Cause 4 any time soon, then you should know more about Just Cause 3 first. Basically, the development of the third installment began in 2012. Then, the expansion set introduces 3 different mission sets, adding some new enemies, missions, vehicles, and weapons to the gameplay. The first expansion pack was titled Sky Fortress, introducing a jet-powered wingsuit with a new aerial area that was released in March 2016.
The second expansion pack was titled Mech Land Assault, introducing a mech stuffed with a gravity gun, new area named Lacrima and new enemies that was released in June 2016. The final DLC name Bavarium Sea Heist adds a new lighting gun called the Loochador, a boat filled with mini-guns and missile launchers, with a new area named Stingray.
There was also a mod development for multiplayer gameplay called Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod. The development for the multiplayer mod for Just Cause 2 will be supported by the mod team, but that of the Just Cause 3 will be put on hold. In a later development though, developers are looking forward to continue supporting one for Just Cause 3 multiplayer mod.
No wonder avid fans are looking forward to the release of Just Cause 4 because they have anticipated the great new features to come soon. Well, going back to the release date of Just Cause 3, which was in 2015, it also took them 5 years after Just Cause 2 was released in 2010. Therefore, you can clearly say that a fourth installment might take a while to be developed.
Additionally, you might want to consider the additional expansion sets that could extend the possible release date of Just Cause 4. If the developers are currently working on it, you can expect the next installment to be released in no later than 2020. Otherwise, Avalanche Studios will make an announcement on whether or not Just Cause 4 will ever exist. Just visit this website to get more updates about the game from time to time.