An inordinate amount of our recent Just Cause 3 review had to focus on the significant technical problems in the PC build of the game rather than the physics-based mayhem the title is designed for. We weren't alone in noting that these technical problems get in the way of what should be an effortlessly enjoyable experience.
The developers at Avalanche Studios and publisher Square Enix have heard those concerns loud and clear, but they say they'll "need a little bit of time" to roll out a patch that fixes the problems. As the developers write in a recent post on the game's Steam info page:
We know that some of you are encountering some technical issues—we’re looking into them all and we’re fully committed to providing you the best possible experience.
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. 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.
We need a little bit of time to recreate some of these issues and build fixes. Rest assured though—we are fully committed to making Just Cause 3 as awesome as possible. We already know loads of people are having a blast with the game but we’ll do all we can to make sure everyone is laughing and smiling as they play.
We could point out that it would be nice if the developers had been able to recreate and fix these widespread problems before the game was actually released. But that's not the gaming world we live in anymore; like it or not, "launch now, fix later" is becoming the de facto standard for many of the biggest games from big publishers.