Update: In a follow-up statement, Avalanche co-founder and chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg posted a statement about leaked early screens. He makes clear that Just Cause 3 will not feature in-game microtransactions or similar "hooks."

"To be perfectly clear: Just Cause 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC," he writes. "It will be distributed as a retail box and digital download. It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions."

This doesn't mean that the game would be expanded at all. DLC is anticipated.

"Beyond launch, we are likely to look into DLC packs and items as part of our ambition to support Just Cause 3 and its players for many years to come, but until that time we’re completely focused on making the best Just Cause game we possibly can," Sundberg continues. "Rest assured it will be a huge, fully packed and extremely rewarding experience right out of the gate."

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In case you missed it, Just Cause 3 is our latest cover story. Last week, very early screens of the project leaked online and appeared to indicate that the game would use a free-to-play model. Nothing we saw during our cover story visit indicated this would be the case.

A Square Enix representative clarified further saying, "Just Cause 3 is not free to play - it's a full price title for Windows PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 scheduled for release in 2015."

Be sure to check out our cover story reveal and stay tuned for the launch of our digital issue today.