Just Cause: New title in the works, confirms Square Enix

Despite the fact that Square Enix just sold part of its western studios to the Swedish Embracer Group, the developer is maintaining some of its intellectual property. Just Cause appears to be one of them. Square Enix has confirmed that a new installment in the franchise is in development.

Jun 8, 2022 - 21:57
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Just Cause: New title in the works, confirms Square Enix

Swedish Embracer Group revealed ambitions to purchase numerous Western studios from Square Enix in May. Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, and Square Enix Montréal all changed hands for a cool $300 million in the transaction.

In tandem with this, the Swedish group acquired IPs such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Legacy of Kain. It was not stated how it should interact with brands such as Just Cause.

Square Enix has promised its shareholders at the most recent investor briefing that the Just Cause IP will remain a part of the company. "We want to focus on developing new titles that fit our approach, particularly those that exploit fresh IPs," Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda stated. "The Just Cause brand will remain our intellectual property, and we are actively developing a new title from the series."

The length of time this title has been in development was not specified. It was also not stated when the new game would be released or on which platforms it would be released.

The title Just Cause: Mobile is also in the works for Android and iOS. The mobile game has been pushed back to this year due to the effects of the corona pandemic, but no release date has been set.

The most recent game in the Just Cause series was Just Cause 4, which was released in late 2018. According to Square Enix, Just Cause 4 fell short of predictions, as did Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which was also published during this time period. According to Yosuke Matsuda, the low sales were attributed to the games' lack of "novelty."