Just Cause 3 screenshots have been leaked and the content is causing quite a fuss. Such a fuss that Avalanche founder and creative director Christofer Sundberg had to make personal statements regarding the whole kerfuffle.

The source of the issue comes from this screenshot, shown below.

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Inititally harmless enough, until you really understand what you’re seeing. A page, not depicting the character using in-game currency to procure items, but allowing the player to spend their real world cash for in-game. And so the struggle began. Would Just Cause 3 be a Free To Play game, filled to the brim with micro transactions? Christofer Sundberg says no.

He also went on to mention that currently Avalanche has only one F2P game, that being The Hunter.

Now these fears weren’t far fetched. As it turns out the original design for Just Cause 3 had micro-transactions. The original plan was to have a PC version of Just Cause 3 that would be free-to-play, along with console versions that would be paid for but would have optional micro-transactions. As it turns out now though, Avalanche has deviated from the original plan.

The existance of Just Cause 3 comes at a surprise to no-one, something of a well known secret. Though never officially discussed, Avalanche only recently purchased a domain for Just Cause 3. Not to mention, back in April of 2012, Sundberg had mentioned off handed that Just Cause would be “perfect” on the PlayStaiton 4 and Xbox One.

“There is a very strong emotional attachment to the franchise as it was created by me and my design team here so we would obviously like to see a very bright future for Just Cause,” he said.

“In this day and age when everyone is struggling to make money, my opinion is that the JC IP is perfect for everything that next-gen has to offer.”

On top of their not so secret Just Cause 3, Avalanche is also currently working on Mad Max, a game slated to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC at some point in the future.

Check out the rest of the leaked Just Cause 3 screenshots here!

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