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Just Cause 3: 'Most Realistic Open World Vehicles Ever', Current & Next-Gen Teased

NowGamer: Avalanche Studios has revealed more about its plans for its next open world game via a new job listing for a vehicle designer. (Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 3, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Square Enix, Tech, Xbox 360)

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Hellsvacancy  +   1237d ago
"Just Cause 3 could be headed to current and next-gen platforms too" PC, PS3, 360 and the Wii U (Wii U being the "next gen" system) in other words

Something tells my comment is going to seen as some sort of hate, im telling you it isnt, JC3 will be out in 2013 at some point, there isnt going to be a PS4/720 in 2013, meaning the new Wii is the next gen system there talking about

It sucks because I want JC3 to be a PS4 launch title, how cool would that be, JC2 was fun on the PS3 but it looked whack (i hate 2d objects that move around as you do), I want it to look as good as it does on the PC, I really thought JC2 was the last for this gen

Hopefully im wrong aye
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Septic  +   1237d ago
I'm not sure if Just Cause 2 will benefit from more realism. Its the outrageous physics PLUS the massive scale of the world that really makes this enjoyable.

But that aside, can you imagine the size and scope of a next-gen Just Cause 2?! Even today, I'm in awe at the scale of it.
Qrphe  +   1237d ago
"No, let's give it realistic driving like they did with GTAIV, driving was sooooo much fun in that game"

Hopefully they were talking about realistic-looking when they used that term.
Wenis  +   1237d ago
The original Just Cause came out on Xbox, PS2, and 360. So it wouldn't suprise me if they at least port it over to PS4/720 whenever they come out.
inveni0  +   1237d ago
You can make a game look more realistic without taking away the over-the-top awesomeness. JC2 has the best vehicle explosions ever.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1237d ago
Rigs of rods shoutout?
ThanatosDMC  +   1237d ago
I hope that realism they're talking about doesnt make the game less fun. I want to be able to ride outside my jet while barely hitting the open waters.
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calibann  +   1236d ago
@Qrphe You mad cause you can't turn a corner at 80mph? The weight and physics of the cars in GTA were incredible and remain my favourite car physics to date. You can't say you prefer JC2 car physics!?
FunAndGun  +   1237d ago
usually I agree with you. For the size and scale of JC2, I thought it looked just fine though.

I hope when they say realistic that the game won't follow the path of GTAIV. Just like JC2, I hope JC3 retains the fun and silliness.
HammadTheBeast  +   1237d ago
I wouldn't call it silliness, but outrageously badass e.g. Skysurfing on a jet.
FunAndGun  +   1237d ago
@ HammadTheOne

Ok, that works too. ;)
tigertron  +   1237d ago
"There isn't going to be a PS4/730 in 2013".

Where is your source? for all we know a fall 2013 release could be on the cards. It's highly probable that we'll see an E3 unveiling.
Ippiki Okami  +   1237d ago
The new xbox was coming in september 2013 but they are having problems with a faulty chip thats affecting production and may delay launch till 2014.
Persistantthug  +   1237d ago
@tigertron....It's not as much of a source as it is common sense..
Think about's already the end of 2012....the only show we have left this year is TGS this once that's done 2012 is done...were basically in 2013....basically.

If there's no announcement, acknowledgement, or mention by Sony for a PS4, then its over, and we're looking at holiday 2014...and even that's not guaranteed, but 2014 at the earliest.

Also keep in mind, that regarding PS4 for 2013, whenever Sony officials have been asked, they keep emphatically giving "NO".

Now, is it possible that Sony could announce something this week at TGS....yes it's possible...but it's "Hopes & Dreams" possibility at best.
DARK WITNESS  +   1237d ago
@ Persistantthug

The 360 was announced in May 2005 and it launched in Nov 2005.

so it's quite possible that the new xbox will launch 2013.

If we go by history and I can't imagine MS will want the wii U having too much of a headstart as it is.

The only console I am not so sure about is the ps4, but the xbox, I think there is every chance it will see 2013 launch.
Persistantthug  +   1237d ago
@DARK WITNESS.....That's actually a misconception, epecially among those who weren't following
video game news back in 2003.

Microsoft mentioned and acknowledged an "XBOX 2" as early as 2003...more than 2 years before XBOX 360 actually launched. Yes, it became OFFICIAL (gave it a name) publicly in Summer 2005, but Microsoft spilled the beans on it way before you go.

ATI wins bid for next Xbox

"We selected ATI after reviewing the top graphics technologies in development and determining that ATI's technical vision fits perfectly with the future direction of Xbox," Robbie Bach, senior vice president of Microsoft's home and entertainment division, said in a statement."
Companies always acknowledge said upcoming system with no less than 1 year from launch date (usually it's 1 1/2 years minimum)
Home consoles don't just appear out of thin air.
My point is, is we always know said home console is on it's way....always
tigertron  +   1236d ago
They're working on next-gen consoles, we've known that for a while now. Microsoft announced and released the 360 in 2005, I'm sure they will repeat that.

We've also had claims from EA's boss that he has personally seen both consoles, therefore, they exist and developers have been hiring for next gen games for a while too.

Therefore, it is highly likely that we will see both consoles unveiled at E3. I'd say the next Xbox will be out at the end of next year and probably the spring of 2014 for the PS4.
DARK WITNESS  +   1236d ago
@ Persistantthug

Wow.... grasping at straws....

I have been gaming for the last 27 years and I was following news on the xbox and 360 before either launched.

it seems you have not been following much of what has happened lately...or you are not too good at reading between the lines.
FarCryLover182  +   1237d ago
If the PS4 and "720" do come Fall 2013, then this is a great possibility. They would be following a trend too because JC1 was last gen/ current gen, then JC2 was just current gen, then hopefully JC3 current and next gen.
subtenko  +   1237d ago
Anyone else think the developers finally saw some light in what they should do from the JC2 Multiplayer mod? I mean come on..I dont know their reasons but to not add at least a 16player online mode was a let down. I hope JC3 and GTA5 competition keeps raising the bar higher. We get more polished games with more content.

Saints Row 4 too if you are into that game as well. I'm just more of a GTA guy though, and now JC3
vortis  +   1237d ago
They didn't multiplayer to JC2 because it would have expanded the budget and pushed back the release date. Plus, they weren't sure how it would have worked in the game.

The mod gave them "direction" on how to approach multiplayer for JC3.

In this regards, Avalanche made the right call. Better to have a polished game than shoddy multiplayer tacked on just because.
yess  +   1237d ago
The reason they didn't ad MP to JC2, was the budget.

JC1 was a new engine to test what they could do with a game, it wasn't supposed to be a game,the game was called Just cause, just cause they could make a game from the test, the game was not a money maker.

JC2 was a new build of the first engine, but as the money wasn't there from the first game, they went for completly single player, the game sold well and continue to sell well, the multiplayer mod will create even more sales as the mod on final release not will work on pirated version.

I just bought the game again on Steam for cheap, and are ready for some fun in MP, Just Cause it's an awesome game with a big fun factor.
subtenko  +   1237d ago
Oh ok I understand. Only thing is about the comment on "how it would work" The JC2 multiplayer mod maker said it nicely. It doesnt have to work in a way that makes sense, just make it free and fun. The name of the game it self is JustCause, as in just do it and have fun while your at it :D

Note to other people wanting it for PS4 & 'Xbox720': Yea I know what you mean...but unless they have the tools now we'd be waiting another year (Which isnt bad since gta5 is coming out,lol)
ChunkyLover53  +   1237d ago
I'm not sure about a PS4, but Microsoft had official leaked documents. Their last Xbox 360 game looks like its going to be Gears Of War Judgment, which will launch in March of 2013.

If history repeats itself like with the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 Microsoft will hold their own presser in April and announce the Xbox 720, it'll be shown off at E3 2013 and will go on sale in November of 2013.

They have the oldest hardware and they wont wait two full years to release a new console when Nintendo is releasing a new one this year.
humbleopinion  +   1236d ago
I rather not consider JC3 a next gen title since it's not targetted solely towards next-gen platform. We've seen the first Just Cause which was targeted towards both last gen and this gen, and it wasn't very impressive. Just Cause 2 was the proper game we've been waiting for, and I will gladly wait for Just Cause 4 to properly take advantage of next gen platforms.
Blackdeath_663  +   1233d ago
hopefully i will get a PC by the time JC3 is out so i won't have to worry about all this next gen Bulls**T. my only issue with current gen is limitations like view distance its all good having a massive game but its no use when you can only see a couple hundred meters around you. i think it would be wise for them to go for a massive online free roaming approach.

p.s: also the voice acting is AWFUL in JC2 id like to see that fixed.
skyward  +   1237d ago
Think the next Xbox will launch by November 2013... could be dual-launch like original Just Cause
ApolloTheBoss  +   1237d ago
Fall 2014. No doubt.
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   1237d ago
Really? I'm almost sure Sony and MS will release their new consoles Fall of next year.

I kind of feel this gen is on life support. But don't get me wrong, there are still plenty of amazing games coming out, and I'm excited for them. I just feel we're in dire need of that next big leap. Not just in terms of graphics, but what you can even DO in games.
TheF3AR  +   1237d ago
I agree we need more. The things we could do in games if we could do more.
RockmanII7  +   1237d ago
The problem with Fall 2013 release is that consoles are rarely announced and released in the same year. The WiiU was announced at E3 2011, the PS3 and the Wii were announced in 2005. Only the 360 was announced/released in the same year but that's because MS was trying to replace the original xbox as soon as possible and they needed the jump on the next gen (which likely lead to the RRoD not being discovered in testing) now that they share the same audience size as Playstation they don't need to rush out their next console. Unless the next Playstation/Xbox are announced at the VGA's I'd bet money on a 2014 release.
t0mmyb0y  +   1236d ago
@LiViNgLeGaCY What are you talking about? You don't work with any company, you don't know what they are doing lol
Fishy Fingers  +   1237d ago
Can't wait for another JC, the second (with mods) is the most fun I've had in a sandbox game. Been a long time since I last played it, but as soon as the multiplayer mod is opened up, I'll be putting a lot more time back into it.
jd666  +   1237d ago
The controls spoilt JC2 for me, hope JC3 improves them!
M1chl  +   1237d ago
Man best news this day, CAN'T WAIT!
RustedMan  +   1237d ago
best part about the Just Cause series is the true feeling of an open world with unlimited possibilities.
They've nailed every mode of transportation, not many other games, open world or otherwise, can say that.
skyward  +   1237d ago
If they just make multiplayer official in JC3...
abzdine  +   1237d ago
number 2 is really weak, it's for free on PSN for some time. graphics and gun fights are really bad, ass to that a retarded AI and stiff animations.
Not my type of game that's for sure.
RustedMan  +   1237d ago
ass to that.
abzdine  +   1237d ago
i meant "add" lool sorry

but i gave my opinion about this game if some liked it i respect that but not the type of games i like.
DOMination-  +   1237d ago
Too bad. I thought JC2 looked beautiful.
MurDocINC  +   1237d ago
Hope JC3 brings in 2 player coop and air strike system like in mercs2.
yess  +   1237d ago
The devs actually said that they would have loved to implement all destructible buildings in JC2, but this gen consoles couldn't handle it, expect it to be in JC3, and some airstrikes would fit right in;)
Slugg3r  +   1237d ago
I can't even imagine how much cooler JC2 would have been with destruction. Hoping it for JC3.
Pintheshadows  +   1237d ago
That would fill the Mercenaries sized hole in my life nicely.
ThanatosDMC  +   1237d ago
I just hope it doesnt have that limit circle from Mercs 2. Hopefully more like Saint's Row multiplayer in which both players can be wherever they want and do whatever they want.
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-Gespenst-  +   1237d ago
I made the mistake of buying the inferior ps2 version of Just Cause 1 because I didn't have a 360. I don't want to make that mistake again with this game if it happens that it comes out on PS3 and PS4.

That said I also don't want to buy a new console just for this game, but I suppose there'll probably be all sorts of other games announced or teased for next gen, next year.
EliteDave93  +   1237d ago
Lets just hope JC3 will have multiplayer.
modesign  +   1237d ago
JUST cause is the one open ended sandbox game were it is more entertaining while holding off on top notch graphics, it works, unlike GTA were it has to be entertaining and pretty.
MastaPiff  +   1237d ago
They gotta fix a lot with JC3 but it has so much potential. They gotta fix the gunplay tho. It was fun toy with stick in the mud AI for about 10min. Don't get me wrong tho. I like all of Rico's abilities/skills but I felt it was kinda too overpowered. Avalanche better understand that a map full of blown up stuff means nothing to do so I hope that damaged stuff regenerates after a while.
MobyRoyale  +   1237d ago

I got the platinum trophy just two weeks ago for Just Cause 2(my first one though I've had a ps3 for years). Man.... if I hadn't impulsively purchased ps+ I would have missed out on one of my favorite games this generation.

I've put over one hundred hours into Just Cause 2. Which makes it the most time I've played through a game if you don't count the twenty+ playthroughs of Snake Eater.

Point being.... after over one hundred hours and platinuming it I still wanted to keep playing.

Just Cause 3 is needed....
sdplisken  +   1237d ago
yeah i also got into this awesome franchise thru ps plus

i love this game way better than gta4 imo
bring on just cause 3!
MikEyG  +   1237d ago
Hell yeah,I got the platinum like a month ago,I was missin the drive all 104 vehicles.I almost missed out on this game also it was two years ago I was bored and came across it in the demo section and after playing it I had to manually pick my tongue off the floor and roll it back into my mouth,there were problems but that's common place with games,but the draw distance in this game is the best I've EVER seen with RDR bein the second best
Der_Kommandant  +   1237d ago
Just Cause is about being unrealistic
Pintheshadows  +   1237d ago
I like a bit of Just Cause.

I think we need context for 'most realistic vehicles' before we jump to hasty conclusions. It could be that they are refering to the models and not the feel.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   1237d ago
i just hope they have more realistic driving controls in this one.

maybe I am the only one that loved the driving in GTA 4 and Sim mode in Mafia 2.

the driving was the only thing that ruined it for me in the second game :/
YodaCracker  +   1237d ago
Agreed. GTA IV and Mafia II have the deepest and most satisfying driving controls in any open world game. The cars actually feel like they have weight. It's a much more dynamic experience. Driving feels like an afterthought in games like Saints Row and Just Cause, while it feels like the meat of the experience in GTA IV and Mafia II. I tend to think it is because of budget constraints rather than lack of talent from the developers.
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FinaLXiii  +   1237d ago
well ill see wont we?
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Relientk77  +   1237d ago
Cool Just Cause 2 was good
Ares84HU  +   1237d ago
I just hope it will be on PS4 on day 1. Can't wait for JC3!! Just Cause 2 is by far the best open world game ever made.
bronxsta  +   1237d ago
Whoever titled this obviously cant read. Not once is realistic or more realistic mentioned.

"Over-the-top vehicle experience" and "over the top" is mention numerous times.

"Improving the "handling, physics simulation and destruction rendition"

"Designing and tuning many different vehicles which form the backbone of our next open world game - that’s a variety of vehicles which extend far beyond traditional cars"
Beastforlifenoob  +   1237d ago
Finally! Loved the hell out of JC2
SP3333D-O  +   1237d ago
THIS I will preorder!
achmetha  +   1237d ago
Really hoping for multiplayer. The JC2MP has shown that it would be a great success.
Nocturne147  +   1237d ago
Just Cause 2 Had Awesome graphics, gameplay and audio quality. Can't wait !

Agreed with - achmetha.
Adolph Fitler  +   1237d ago
PS4 & 720 will be out by Xmas or the other, or both. In fact, it is suicide for them to release later, as Wii-U will get too much of a jump start, & people will be hanging for something new (even if they have to settle for the underpowered, barely or possibly not even really next gen. machine)
Fact is, one of the 2 biggies will HAVE to release in time for Xmas 2013, so just cause 3 will arrive on that platform, but it won't be properly utilizing that machines capabilities, at all. It will be like what happend with just cause 1 coming to 360 as a port, due to the fact it will be running on the same engine.
topekomsi  +   1237d ago
Next gen is coming sooner than later.

If my memory serves me correctly, the net sorce code thingy that geohot released is part of the network/system, and could be attacked/hacked again through the same hole, again i may be wrong, because i know sony spent a ton of money to fix it. But sony (and MS for that matter) wants the next gen soon (2013 by most leaks/rumours), and to the people that point to "B-B-But they didn't announce it at e3 THIS year"

1. based on the wii, if you announce a new system too far in advance, it will hamper current system sales.

2. They (sony/MS) DO NOT have to wait till e3 2013 to announce, there are other venues earlier in the year to unveil new consoles.

One thing i have great feelings about, sony isn't going to launch a year after xbox 720, and i can't immagine either sony or MS wanting to let the WII U be the cutting edge for long. Just my opinion.
DivineAssault  +   1237d ago
is this going to wii u? ill be surprised if it did
Plagasx  +   1237d ago
Just Cause 2 is one of the best open world games ever (ESPECIALLY ON PC WITH MODS) made so this is FUCKING AWESOME NEWS!
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LoLZoRz  +   1237d ago
JC2 is one of the best open world game i've played, but it's far from realistic.

here i'm hoping that they just mean on vehicle physics.
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MikEyG  +   1237d ago
I've been checking n4g in hopes of anything related to JC3 for the past year now and had to look twice when i seen this article,I'm excited to hear them confirm a JC3 but now my problem is restraining myself until it comes out
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