Where ‘Splosions Come From: Just Cause 3 Dev Vid

You know how Just Cause 3 [official site] has all those huge explosions which destroy vehicles and buildings and everything? Well, you may be surprised to learn that developers Avalanche Studios have actually not created a teeny little diorama of model village houses and firecrackers inside your seeing box. Instead, they use a modern gadget known as a ‘computer’ to… ah… I think they record the destruction in a model village and broadcast it via satellite link?

Clearly, I am not the one to explain how they do it. For that, you’ll want to watch a new trailer which dedicates four and a half minutes to the topic of smashing stuff real good:

I think I’ve got it. Roland Lesterlin plays Rico and they bluescreen him… no, no I’ve not got it at all. However they do them, those are nice explosions, aren’t they?

Just Cause 3 is slated to launch on December 1st, published by Square Enix.


  1. pixl_man says:

    If I manage to get my hands on this, I’ll try to be as careful as possible and try not to destroy anything. I wonder if it’s necessary to destroy the world to enjoy the game.

  2. hollowroom says:

    I really want to enjoy this, Just Cause 2 was great fun, but I really hope they’ve sorted out the control and key binding issues they had with JC2.

  3. king0zymandias says:

    The more I hear about this the more it bores me to death. Yeah I guess blowing stuff up in novel ways will be entertaining for the first half an hour, what then? Do I go around the map completing all those challenges and collecting all those collectibles? No thanks.

    • DuncUK says:

      Hey, it worked for Red Faction: Guerilla which would otherwise have been an extremely dull game.

  4. DuncUK says:

    I really hope that the game world is as destructible as they claim. I want to be able to fire rockets into any building and have chunks of it fall off. JC2 had mostly indestructible buildings which ruins the fun of all the chaos. I don’t want to just have to look out for the characteristic red colouring to know I can blow it up. I am worried as I’ve seen alot of that same red marking in the JC3 videos. Time will tell, I guess.