Just Cause 3 won’t have micro-transactions, Avalanche Studios co-founder and chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg confirmed.
Speculation that Just Cause 3 would be a free-to-play title with micro-transactions arose last week after leaked screenshots of the game showed a Black Market to purchase in-game currency with real world money. The former has already been deconfirmed, with Square Enix stating the game will be “a full price title” when it launches next year. And now, the latter has been deconfirmed, as well.
“Following last week’s rumours and speculation, we also wanted to take the opportunity to address a few misconceptions,” Sundberg said in a blog post. “Those leaked screenshots were taken from an ancient version of Just Cause 3. Like most games, this one went through an exploratory phase where we looked at different control schemes, different technologies, different business models. Those leaked screenshots show aspects of that process, and in no way reflect the game we are making today.
“To be perfectly clear: Just Cause 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will be distributed as a retail box and digital download. It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions.”
But that doesn’t mean the game will launch and that’s it.
“Beyond launch, we are likely to look into DLC packs and items as part of our ambition to support Just Cause 3 and its players for many years to come, but until that time we’re completely focused on making the best Just Cause game we possibly can. Rest assured it will be a huge, fully packed and extremely rewarding experience right out of the gate.”