Just Cause 4 PC Performance Review
Published: 8th December 2018 | Source: OC3D Internal Testing | Price: |
Just Cause 3 failed the make the same splash as its predecessor, launching with performance issues on consoles and PCs of that time, particularly on Radeon-powered setups. These issues amongst others prevented Just Cause 3 from being the success that it was expected to be, offering its unique brand of open-world madness, complete with the game's signature grapple hook tool.
Since then Avalanche has reworked their game engine to deliver increased performance on both PCs and consoles, aiming for a smooth 30FPS framerate on console platforms while providing an unlocked framerate on PC. Avalanche's Apex engine has even garnered enough attention to get the attention of id Software, who are currently creating RAGE 2 on the engine for release next year.
With this in mind, we expect great performance from Just Cause 4's PC version, though it is worth noting that Sony's PS4 console stays below 1080p resolutions for much of the game with a 30FPS framerate target. While Just Cause 4 undoubtedly runs better than its predecessor, it is by no means a cakewalk for modern PCs.
Sadly, Just Cause 4 is not without its issues, though we will dig deeper into these quirks as this performance analysis progresses.