I can't blame people on the internet for thinking that Just Cause 3 was set to have free-to-play style micro transactions. I mean honestly.
It's not like micro transactions in full-priced games isn't a thing. It's totally a thing. There's that and there's also the above screenshot, a screenshot that totally features micro transactions for Just Cause 3. So yeah, I can't blame people for thinking Just Cause 3 was going to have micro transactions. But thankfully, it won't.
Christofer Sundberg, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Avalanche Studios posted a blog on Avalanche's website to address the rumours.
"To be perfectly clear: Just Cause 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC,"he wrote. It will be distributed as a retail box and digital download. It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions."
"Those leaked screenshots were taken from an ancient version of Just Cause 3. Like most games, this one went through an exploratory phase where we looked at different control schemes, different technologies, different business models. Those leaked screenshots show aspects of that process, and in no way reflect the game we are making today."
So Just Cause 3 won't have Micro Transactions, that's been confirmed, but Sundberg also wanted to make it clear that Just Cause 3 won't be a static piece of content on a disc. It will evolve and change.
"Beyond launch, we are likely to look into DLC packs and items as part of our ambition to support Just Cause 3 and its players for many years to come, but until that time we’re completely focused on making the best Just Cause game we possibly can. Rest assured it will be a huge, fully packed and extremely rewarding experience right out of the gate."