Just Cause 3 has been out for all of two days, long enough for our Jordan to transport a tractor 30 kilometers across a Mediterranean archipelago, and for players to meet some of the colourful bugs that occupy Medici. Square Enix say they and Avalanche are committed to sorting them out – but need a “little bit of time” to do so. Aim for the red things, Squeenix! That’s always worked for us.
“We know that some of you are encountering some technical issues,” writes Just Cause community manager Petra Opelova. “We’re looking into them all.”
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Opelova acknowledged that players will want an ETA on the next patch – the first Just Cause 3 performance update actually landed before official launch – and said Square Enix will let us know when they can. At the moment, Avalanche are monitoring the massive amounts of data coming in and working to recreate some of the issues players are complaining about before building fixes.
“Rest assured though – we are fully committed to making Just Cause 3 as awesome as possible,” she says. “We already know loads of people are having a blast with the game but we’ll do all we can to make sure everyone is laughing and smiling as they play.”
In the meantime you can contact Square Enix support, and visit the Steam forums for workarounds. In his Just Cause 3 port review, Fraser found that Avalanche hadn’t quite topped the well-optimised, option-heavy heights of Mad Max, but that the effort was “perfectly competent”.
Users and reviewers have seen crashes, bugs involving water and memory leaks after a couple of hours’ play. The latest Nvidia driver might help with performance, though AMD users seem to be hit the hardest. How’s your holiday in Medici going?