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New Just Cause 3 video highlights player freedom in the open world

Watch this new "dev diary" video that explains how the team is using its engine and other tools to improve the open-world experience.

Ahead of its launch next week, Avalanche Studios today published a new "dev diary" video for Just Cause 3. This one focuses on how the developer is using its proprietary engine, along with third-party tools like Havok Destruction, to bring the world to life in ways that were not possible with Just Cause 2 on last-generation systems.

The Just Cause franchise is known for its over-the-top action and is less grounded than other open-world games like Grand Theft Auto V or Watch Dogs. One segment in this new video shows how players can use the grappling hook while soaring through the skies in the new wingsuit, which wasn't featured in Just Cause 2.

In other Just Cause 3 news, Avalanche recently confirmed that it explored a multiplayer mode for the game, but ultimately decided to keep it a single-player-only experience...for now. In addition, the developer has confirmed that the PS4 edition runs at 1080p while the Xbox One version runs at 900p. You can also watch this new 4K gameplay video that shows the game with "all settings turned to overkill."


The Just Cause franchise is known for its over-the-top action.

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The Just Cause 3 release date is set for December 1 across PC, PS4 and Xbox One. What stands out most to you in this video? Let us know in the comments below.