Just Cause 3 on PC supports NVIDIA GameWorks

Avalanche's open-world sequel will tap NVIDIA's GameWorks effects suite to deliver realistic chaos.

Published Mon, Nov 23 2015 6:23 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Avalanche Studios' deliciously chaotic open-world explosion-sim Just Cause 3 releases in just little over a week from now, and we've spotted some new details that concerns PC gamers.

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According to a leaked shot of Just Cause 3's back cover, the game will use NVIDIA's expansive GameWorks effects suite. GameWorks offers a slew of impressive enhancements across the board, from destructible environments and real-time physics to ambient smoke and fog effects. Considering Just Cause 3 is based around a wide, open world of fiery havoc, some of the GameWorks effects like PhysX, Destruction, Enhanced Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion and Turbulence are a no-brainer.

The back cover also highlights the game's PC requirements, which we've included below. Neither Square Enix, Avalanche or NVIDIA have revealed the full list of GameWorks effects used in Just Cause 3, but we can make some quick deductions.

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  • Turbulence - High definition smoke and fog with physical interaction as well as supernatural effects
  • HBAO+ - Enhanced Horizon Based Ambient Occlusion
  • TXAA - Temporal Anti-aliasing
  • WaveWorks - Cinematic-quality ocean simulation for interactive applications
  • PhysX - Scalable multi-platform game physics solution supporting a wide range of devices, from smartphones to high-end multi-core CPUs and GPUs
  • Destruction - Enables artists to quickly generate pervasive destruction significantly enhancing the gaming experience
  • Particles & Fluids - Particles enable artists to easily provide a much more immersive environment by using physical particles which can interact e.g. with wind and explosion force fields. Particles can also be used to simulate fluids

Just Cause 3 Specifications

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz 2.93GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 6GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit operating system)
  • HDD: 45GB
  • DX: DirectX 11

Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (3GB) or AMD Radeon R9 280X (3GB)
  • OS: Windows Vista SP2, Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit operating system)
  • HDD: 45GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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