A packed series of Just Cause 4 development videos give fans several different perspectives into how the new action extravaganza came together.
There are five new videos in all, each comprised of developers covering a specific aspect or mechanic in the upcoming game. The first video highlights the game’s new Apex engine, in which everything else is housed. This engine gives the developer the unconstrained power to push the game’s crazy destruction physics and dynamic weather patterns to their peak, all within the series’ biggest and most detailed world yet.
Next on the itinerary is the game’s aforementioned weather, with a video detailing how nature fights back in Just Cause 4. There are four large-scale weather patterns in the game—tornados, sand storms, blizzards, and lightning storms—and each wreck havoc on their respective biomes in unique ways.
The third video puts the focus on the game series’ most iconic tool: the grappling hook. Grappling features like boosters and retraction are returning in Just Cause 4, but the sequel ups its grappling hook game by making the function fully customizable.
The grappling hook is only as useful as the skilled agent using it, and as always, that is Rico Rodriguez. The fourth video takes a look at how the returning protagonist has evolved to be much more human between games.
With such intense characters and mechanics, Just Cause 4 needs an equally intense world to match. The final video breaks down how the developers met this challenge with the game’s world of Solis, bringing to life a landscape with rich history and deep verticality.
Just Cause 4 is slated to launch December 4th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We at EGM had the chance to see a behind-closed-doors demo of the game at the recent E3 2018, from which we learned how the sequel will tackle one of Just Cause 3‘s biggest problems.