The last couple of months have been a vast improvement on 2014 when it comes to broken game launches, but not everything this year is as watertight as it could have been. One of those games is Just Cause 3, whose performance on consoles and PC out of the box has drawn some raised eyebrows and frowns this week.
The developers today reached out to their fans via a Steam announcement to ask for patience. They know things aren’t quite right. They want to fix them. But first, they need time.
In the post, Avalanche’s community representative says the studio isn’t able to give any information on when a patch that might correct some of the game’s technical woes just yet. “We know you’re going to want specific information on when a patch will land and what will be fixed – we would love to give you that information, and we will as soon as we have it,” they wrote.
“But right now, a little over one day since we launched, we have huge numbers of players in our enormous game world and we’re monitoring all the data coming in.” The post goes on to say that the developers need more time to recreate the issues players are uncovering, a necessary process if those problems are to be permanently rectified.
If you’re playing on PC, Avalanche recommends you hit up the Steam forums for advice from the community that “could improve or fix some of the issues that have been reported”. That’s especially the case if you’re experiencing stuttering, running an AMD card, or crashes relating to infinite loops.