Just Cause 4 is happening. And as we get closer and closer to release day, Square Enix is giving more details on the open-world destructathon. In this Just Cause 4 guide, we'll lead you through everything we know about the game so far, from leaks to platforms. We'll take a look at the Just Cause 4 setting, and also have a look at how the map is broken up.
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Just Cause 4 Release Date
During Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 Press conference, it was announced that Just Cause 4 would release December 4, 2018.
What Platforms Will Just Cause 4 be on?
Just Cause 4 has now been confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PC. As for Just Cause 4 on Nintendo Switch? It's incredibly unlikely, but here's hoping.
Just Cause 4 E3 2018 Gameplay
There was brand new Just Cause 4 gameplay revealed at the Square Enix E3 2018 presentation. We saw Rico driving a new bulldozer, while there's also going to be additional new vehicles, new destruction mechanics, dynamic weather system, and increased draw distances.
Also at E3 2018, we got the chance to see a behind closed doors demo of Just Cause 4 from Square Enix. We learned that Rico is taking on a group called the Black Hand in the new game, lead by a mysterious character named Gabriella. For all we learned about the upcoming action game from Square, head over to our Just Cause 4 interview.
Just Cause 4 Leak
Just Cause 4 has had quite a bad time in the run up to E3 2018. It was first leaked via an online listing posted by Walmart Canada. The post seemingly outed a bunch of unannounced titles including Gears of War 5, Rage 2, Borderlands 3, DC Lego Super Villains and of course, Just Cause 4.
Despite Rage 2 and DC Lego Super Villains being announced shortly after the Walmart leak, many were still skeptical with regards to the legitimacy of the rumors. More weight was added when Just Cause 4 popped up as a listing on Steam's homepage. You can view the image below, which is clearly official artwork for the upcoming game.
Just Cause 4 Setting
There are some interesting details to be gleaned from the leaked Steam listing image. First up, we see Rico Rodriguez wearing a heavy jacket, a stark contrast from the usual black shirts and vests we are used to seeing him in. This could suggest a move from the mediterranean island climate of Just Cause 3, to a colder, more unforgiving one.
Unfortunately these leaks were inaccurate, as Just Cause 4 actually isn't set in reality. It's instead made up of several smaller regions in a brand new, original land called Solis.
Just Cause 4 Map - Interactive Solis Map
Recently, Square Enix released an interactive map of Solis. You can check it out by heading here. It essentially lets you listen to radio transmissions which unveil new details on the map. You can also get a feel for how Solis will be divided up, with distinct mountainous regions, deserts and more.
Just Cause 4 is Being Published by Square Enix
The leaked Steam image featured a trademark underneath it which reveals Square Enix as the publisher. Square Enix published the last three games, so this is no surprise. We thought that the game would be shown off at the Square Enix E3 2018 Press Conference though it actually debuted at the Xbox E3 2018 Conference.
That's everything you need to know about Just Cause 4, we'll be updating this guide as we learn more about the game. For more details on another upcoming title from Avalanche Studios, Rage 2, head over to our Rage 2 Guide, where you'll find details on release date, trailers and more.