A new Just Cause 3 trailer TAKES THINGS TO THE MAX. Literally. In terms of settings. Why? Just ’cause.

Yup: the latest trailer for the forthcoming explode-an-open-world-’em-up is for those of you with super ninja bastard PCs. Specifically, it shows off the game “with all settings set to overkill” (which I hope is an actual graphical setting) and the video supports 4K resolution.

I don’t have a monitor that supports 4K resolution and my bandwidth is doing things other than streaming trailers, so I watched it in a window, at 720p, and my reaction was still “Fuck me, that looks a bit nice.” I have no idea how it’ll actually look if you try to watch it in 4K thanks to YouTube’s occasionally wonky compression algorithms, but it’s a very, very pretty game. I also have no idea what sort of computer you’ll need to run it at 4K on full detail. Or even at 1920×1080 on full detail. Probably a more powerful computer than I have. Now that I think about it, this might actually be the most depressing trailer I’ve seen in awhile, but for all the wrong reasons.

This is a surprisingly restrained trailer for Just Cause 3, though. It’s got a lot of what you’d expect – cars going far too fast, massive explosions, buildings falling apart, fighter jets firing missiles – but it also lingers on stunning vistas and gently turning wind turbines, and the backing soundtrack is largely sedate and soothing with a few Latin musical twangs. Thank you, Square Enix, for not licensing some sort of dreadful pop-metal cacophony to go along with the MAXIMUM EXPLOSIONS.

Just Cause 3 is due out on 1 December. You can view the trailer below in whatever resolution you desire, probably while chanting “I hope the PC version is really well-optimised so that I can run it at some sort of approximation of that” over and over again.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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