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Just Cause 5 would be the fifth game in the Just Cause game series.

Status

The last update (see Just Cause 4 Patch history and Downloadable content for Just Cause 4 for reference) was possibly in 2020. Just Cause 5 has not been announced yet and there are no reliable hints to it being worked on. On the internet, one may come across media stating that Just Cause 5 has been announced, but currently those are fake.

It would take years for Avalanche Studios to make another big game and there is no way to be sure which game they will decide to make next, or which game they are currently working on, for that matter.

October 2019 job offering

In October 2019, it was noticed that Avalanche Studios is looking for developers to help create a multiplayer for their next AAA game. The job offer did not specify which game, but lists Mad Max, Just Cause 4 and Rage 2 as examples of the types of games they had in mind. The job offer also mentioned that the game will have the Apex engine.

September 2020 job offering

In September 2020, it was revealed by job offers that the Avalanche Studios Group New York division is being improved in preparation for their next development effort. It's not know what they are working on, but they are looking for a System Programmer, a Gameplay Animation Programmer and a Senior World Designer.

The requirements (1, 2 and 3) reveal some interesting details:

  • "Avalanche Studios Group is looking for a System Programmer to join our ranks in creating the largest and greatest AAA project we’ve ever taken on." The page lists requirements for applicants that reveal that the game is meant for next generation consoles.
  • "On this project we want to push animation quality a lot further than we have done previously and this will require us to take our animation technology to the bleeding edge."
  • "As a Senior World Designer you plan, design, build and iterate the world with all its layers; world, biomes, landmarks, locations, roads and rivers. So that it connects and presents itself beautifully. This involves terrain sculpting, material painting, location building, road editing, placement of landmarks and locations."
  • "Experience in sculpting high fidelity terrain (both geo and materials), believable roads and waterways; while also making those spaces a blast to play in."

Just Cause: Mobile announcement

Main article: Just Cause: Mobile.

Just Cause: Mobile was announced on December 11, 2020. It's a spin-off with a completely unrelated story, but still set in the Just Cause Universe. Also, the mobile game is developed by a different team.

The FAQ section of the official JC Mobile website reveal some interesting details about the future of this series as well as the possibility of a fifth Just Cause game canon to the original series. For more information, see the article (link above).

The pandemic halted work at many companies and caused a 1 year delay for Just Cause: Mobile.

Speculation about plot

This section contains spoilers for the endings of JC3 and JC4.


Based on the events of Just Cause 4

With these two endings, it is reasonable to assume that Just Cause 5 will take place in the United States.

Based on the events of Just Cause 3

  • The end of JC3's Mech Land Assault DLC (mission Storming the Hive) reveals that the Black Hand was working on something called the Global Change Project. It is possible that the aforementioned project is Project Illapa, but there was no actual evidence that the Global Change Project was Project Illapa, as the words "Global Change Project" were never mentioned in Just Cause 4. This "Global Change Project" might still be something else that makes an appearance in Just Cause 5, though another possibility is that the Global Change Project was just a cliffhanger in Just Cause 3.

Additional relevant info

An additional reason why the wiki needs this article is the way discussions use existing articles as sort of categories. For the moment however, all the "relevant" information for a hypothetical Just Cause 5 consists only in the discussion threads:

See also: Just Cause 5 Wishlist.

External links

Trivia

  • At the time of this article being made (March 18th, 2019, but March 17th, 2019 on the creator's time), Just Cause 4 still had many updates to come (see Just Cause 4 Patch history and the portal for reference), but that finished around May 2020.
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