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While Capcom has emerged like a phoenix from the flames in the last few years, Square Enix has been taking the opposite trajectory. During the latest Square Enix earnings report, it was revealed they’ve had a rough time of it with profits dropping a massive 60.1% year on year and net sales down 4.8%.
We've taken looking at Just Cause 4's most demanding graphics options, we've shown you the Low vs Ultra comparison sliders, and now it's time for a comprehensive breakdown of Just Cause 4's PC performance across a range of Nvidia GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards.
Just Cause 4 isn’t the sort of game that’s going to win awards for visual fidelity alone. It’s fairly easy on the eye but it’s also not exactly leaps and bounds ahead of 2015’s Just Cause 3. Really we’re here for the jaw-dropping draw distances, roaring explosions, and hyperactive speed as Rico Rodriguez wingsuits, paraglides and grapples his way across a diverse island.
Welcome back Rico, it's time for a whole lot more physics-based open-world sandbox mayhem with Just Cause 4. Set on the giant island of Solis, complete with four distinct biomes, Just Cause 4 is comfortably the most diverse game yet in the series. Running on the new Apex game engine, it's a bold step forward for Avalanche Studios and means Just Cause 4 is currently the 6th most demanding game in the world according to our new Most Demanding Games feature.
Rico, sound the driver gong, it’s update time. AMD has just pushed out its Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.12.1 graphics card driver update, providing official support for the imminent release of Just Cause 4.
For this PC performance article, we're going to take a looked at the expected performance of Just Cause 4 on PC. This includes predicted frame rates for JC4 across a variety of graphics cards using our GPU frame rate guide, as well as a comparison of Just Cause 3 performance with Just Cause 4 fps. 
Pretty much every major game of 2018 is now on store shelves, with one or two exceptions. Just Cause 4 is one of these final holdouts, penciled in for a December 4th launch. December releases are notoriously dangerous, coming as they do in the footsteps of dozens of major releases, Black Friday shopping, and before the imminent holiday sales.
Square Enix dropped the new ‘Eye of the Storm’ cinematic trailer for Just Cause 4 during Microsoft’s X018 event last night.
Surprise, surprise, both Just Cause 4 and Hitman 2 will be utilising Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM technology. Basically, every AAA title under the sun seems to be using Denuvo these days, so this doesn’t come as the greatest shock.
UPDATE: The 4K system requirements for Just Cause 4 have also now been released. Playing Just Cause 4 at 4K screen resolution will naturally require a top-end gaming PC. For the sake of simplicity we've added the Just Cause 4 4K system specs to the original article below.
Avalanche Studio has provided us with another great in-depth look at Just Cause 4 thanks to a new spotlight feature on 'The Black Hand'.

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