Square Enix may have sold off a bunch of its Western studios to Embracer Group, but it has retained some of its most popular franchises. In particular, Just Cause is still in Square's hands, and the company has now revealed that work is underway on a new Just Cause game.
Word comes from the publisher's recent earnings call, where Square detailed future plans for its owned IP. The presentation states that Just Cause is still one of their owned IP, and the company is "at work developing a new title in the franchise".
There's no more detail on what that title is specifically, or when it might launch, but yep, for all intents and purposes 'Just Cause 5' is in development is some fashion.
The open world action series appears to be one of the only Western franchises the company has kept a hold of, as it is in the process of selling the majority to Embracer Group. Historically, Avalanche Studios has worked on Just Cause, the team which is currently developing the Xbox exclusive, Contraband.
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