The full map size for Avalanche Studios’ upcoming Just Cause 3 has leaked ahead of the game’s hotly anticipated debut on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on December 1.
As previously reported, the open-world sequel’s map clocks in at around 400 square miles (hint: that’s a lot of ground to cover), which puts it roughly on par with the game’s predecessor, 2008’s Just Cause 2. However, this latest outing in the popular franchise features different terrain that takes into account the game’s emphasis on verticality; this makes for a vastly different gameplay experience as you use the grappling hook to navigate around the world.
For starters, let’s look at one location, Baia. This is just one small location you’ll visit in Just Cause 3. Below that, you’ll see the zoomed-out game world map, which really puts into perspective just how vast the whole map really is (via GearNuke).
Just Cause 3 will require just under 36GB of space on your PS4’s hard drive, although it’s still a little smaller than the Xbox One version in terms of file size. The sequel takes place on the fictional island of Medici, with players controlling protagonist Rico Rodriguez as he returns home after leaving The Agency. However, he soon discovers the island is in fact under the control of General Di Ravello, a brutal dictator hell bent on world domination. Many of the signature features of the game’s predecessor, 2010’s Just Cause 2, will return for the sequel, including the grappling hook and parachute, although their functionality has been slightly improved this time around.
New to the table this time includes a wingsuit, which allows Rodriguez to navigate the game world more easily by gliding across the landscape. As ever, destruction will be a main theme, with players able to wreak havoc across the island as they see fit with an arsenal of powerful weaponry, including shotguns, RPGs, machine-guns and more. Furthermore, Just Cause 3 will include an assortment of vehicles such as planes, exotic cars, ships and more. Check out the latest Just Cause 3 trailer to get you pumped for the open-world sequel.