So far, it’s been relatively smooth holiday season in terms of botched AAA game launches. We had a bit of trouble there in the summer, looking at you Batman: Arkham Knight, but I can’t remember any high profile mess ups post-September.
And with the very last big release of the year, Avalanche Studios and Just Cause 3 had to go and mess that record up. The complaints have been loud, and everyone at Avalanche Studios has heard. The company is addressing the issues and has release a statement announcing that a patch is in the works. No time frame has been determined.
“…We know that some of you are encountering some technical issues – we’re looking into them all and we’re fully committed to providing you the best possible experience.
We know you’re going to want specific information on when a patch will land and what will be fixed – we would love to give you that information, and we will as soon as we have it. But right now, a little over one day since we launched, we have huge numbers of players in our enormous game world and we’re monitoring all the data coming in.
We need a little bit of time to recreate some of these issues and build fixes. Rest assured though – we are fully committed to making Just Cause 3 as awesome as possible. 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.”
Almost makes me believe gamers are making it up just to point at something this year. But alas, the reports are true and many have confirmed it. I bought a PlayStation 4 copy, so can’t comment directly on the PC version. Plus, I’m to busy cramming through other games at the moment to see if it has issues as well. It’s a shame because normally this happens to the games I don’t care about much.
But Just Cause 3 is still one of my most anticipated titles of the year, and this violent twisting of my emotions and principles just isn’t fair!