Just Cause 3 is not free to play. This and other rumours debunked by CCO

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Just Cause 3 is a thing and that’s the best news of 2014. There’s not a single open world game out that competes with the sheer joyful abandon of Just Cause 2.

However, since the announcement a number of trouble rumours have emerged. Chiefly that Just Cause 3 is a free to play game.

Christofer Sundberg, Avalanches Chief Creative Officer, has taken to the internet to set the record straight.

“[Just Cause 3] is not a Free To Play game,” he wrote in a blog on Avalanche’s site. “It does not feature in-game micro transactions.” There will be DLC packs and items released after launch but the game itself will be available in shops as a boxed and digital release. As it was with Just Cause 2.

Other rumours came from leaked screenshots showing a less than stellar version of the game. “Those leaked screenshots were taken from an ancient version of Just Cause 3,” Sundberg explained. “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.”

That’s where the rumours of a free to play release were born and this is where they should die