Just Cause 4 has been rated by ESRB, however, one interesting tidbit was regarding the in-game purchases which are now confirmed.
Just Cause 4 is rated M for mature, which is not unusual for a game of this caliber. Even though Just Cause 3 requires online access at all times, it only had a season pass and didn’t really offer microtransactions. Perhaps this has changed for Just Cause 4, but it is still too early to tell for now.
The official ESRB rating details what kind of mature elements are present in the game and also lists “in-game purchases” for the description. This could point towards DLC or Microtransactions since ESRB applies this to a broad range of categories that also includes DLC and Season Pass.
This is a third-person shooter in which players assume the role of a man (Rico Rodriguez) who teams up with rebels to battle an evil dictator. Players traverse/explore an open-world environment and use machine guns, rocket launchers, and explosives to attack and kill enemy soldiers. Combat is frenetic, with realistic gunfire, frequent explosions, and cries of pain. Successful hits are accompanied by blood-splatter effects. Players also have the ability to kill pedestrians and bystanders via firearms, drowning, striking them with vehicles. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
Looking on the PlayStation Store, the game does offer a season pass with the Gold Edition. It is being sold for $89.99 and has bonus content featured with it along with the expansion pass.
The Gold Edition includes the base game, Digital Deluxe Content, Expansion Pass, and the premium Golden Gear Pack, including the coveted Golden Gear Shotgun featuring ricochet tracer secondary fire.
This ESRB rating could be simply for the Season Pass so don’t automatically assume it is for some in-game currency that can be paid with real life money. Just Cause 4 still doesn’t offer any multiplayer so there are no online elements for this new game.
Just Cause 4 will launch on December 6th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.