Just Cause Mobile: Free-to-Play Game Has Been Cancelled
Just Cause is one of those franchises that seems to have been around forever despite never really gaining any monumental traction. It’s an action-packed, adventurous series that puts players in control of a death-defying, stunt-performing badass named Rico Rodriguez, and he’s usually found to be toppling dictators in exotic locations.
Recently, it was revealed by Square Enix that the free-to-play mobile variant of Just Cause, which was just available as an early access game, has been canned. It was first announced in 2020, with Square Enix promising ambitious things in a 30-player multiplayer platform and an exciting single-player campaign.
Was There a Just Cause for Cancelling It?
It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that the Just Cause mobile game has been cancelled by Square Enix. It has been delayed a few times over the years and it hasn’t ever really gained traction or any major publicity.
In the first trailer that was released, fans were made excited by the premise of an official multiplayer experience in the Just Cause universe – and it looked good, for a mobile game at least.
In a statement, Square Enix’s global brand lead, Anne-Lou Grosbois-Favreau said (thanks to VGC for the quote):
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the end of development for Just Cause Mobile. As of tomorrow, 3 July 2023, the game will no longer appear on digital stores. It is never easy to put forth an announcement of this nature, especially to our fans who have been awaiting the release. We sincerely appreciate the support you have given us.
Following the delays, Just Cause Mobile was set to be released this year – at some point. At present, there’s no indication of what actually comes next for the Just Cause franchise, which stretches back to 2006 when it first emerged on the PlayStation 2. In 2018, Just Cause 4 was released, but thanks to mediocre reviews and somewhat disappointing gameplay experiences, it didn’t move mountains.