JUST CAUSE 3
We thought Avalanche’s New York studio had been a bit on the quiet side. Opened in 2011, it’s taken three years to show its cards, but what a hand it is. JustCause3 transplants Rico Rodriguez from Southeast Asia to the turquoise waters and cerulean skies of the Mediterranean, refines and expands his toyset, and gives Avalanche the chance to work its magic on current-gen hardware. Sadly, there’ll be no equivalent – at least at launch – of the fan-made multiplayer mod that gave JustCause2 such longevity. Look on the bright side, though: at least it’s not free-to-play, as the rumour mill had long suggested it would be.