Square Enix has enough faith in the Avalanche Studios franchise to finance a Just Cause 5. The information was provided by the Japanese publisher during a meeting with its investors.
Square Enix has let slip two of its Tomb Raider and Deus Ex licenses, but not all of them. As proof, the “pre-announcement” of Just Cause 5 which was made by the publisher.
A new Just Cause 5 game is coming
Between two words on its financial health, Square Enix informed its shareholders of its future projects. And among them, a new Just Cause game 5 which is currently in development. Here is the excerpt of this conversation intercepted by a ResetERA user.
We have reconsidered our studio and game portfolios with a view to to intensify our offer of online securities that we develop for the North American and European markets. We want to focus on the creation of new games that correspond to our strategy, in particular by designing apps that are based on new franchises. The Just Cause license will remain with us and we are currently working on the development of a new title in this series..
The new games are perhaps to be correlated with the studios that Square Enix wants to create. For now, no more details on Just Cause 5, but it should only be released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The Avalanche Studios teams have their work cut out for them.
Operation “to restore the image of the series”
The launch of Just Cause 4 was disastrous to say the least. Many found the formula to be pretty damn round-robin, and most importantly, the game was released to market in an extremely problematic state. The many concerns have earned the title a Metacritic score of 65/100 on the press side, and 4.8/10 on the player side. If Square Enix and Avalanche Studios want to restore the image of the brand, we will have to roll up our sleeves.
Since the publisher mentions online games, will this be the case for this new Just Cause? With or without NFT?
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