Just Cause 3 on Xbox One Comes With Free Just Cause 2

Made possible by way of backwards compatibility.

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Everyone who buys upcoming open-world game Just Cause 3 on Xbox One will receive a free copy of Just Cause 2, Microsoft announced today during its Gamescom briefing from Cologne, Germany.

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Just Cause 2 for Xbox One will be playable by way of backwards compatibility, which will be available to everyone starting in November. It's not an updated, high-definition version of the 2010 game.

Microsoft and Bethesda previously partnered for a similar promotion around Fallout 4. Everyone who preorders Fallout 4 on Xbox One gets a free copy of Fallout 3 on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. It's unclear if this Just Cause promotion is also limited to preorders.

Also at Gamescom today, Microsoft aired a new trailer for Just Cause 3 called "Burn It." Check it out below.

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Just Cause 3 launches on December 1 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. You can read our E3 impressions of the game here.

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Lil_Ze76

@homestar99 BC is a big deal and it's going to help sell a lot of Xbox 1's. Of course they're going to be shouting about it at every opportunity. You PS4 owners will just have to deal with it unfortunately.

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Xanatos357

I've been working on finishing Just Cause 2 since it was in Games with Gold, hopefully I'll have beaten it by the time Just Cause 3 comes out.

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Marky360

I'll be getting this on the PS4 because I like the PS4's recording features better then that of the Xbox One plus I already have Just Cause 2 twice once on PS3 which is where I played it and again on the Xbox 360 free thru Games with Gold so I don't even need this little incentive. I cannot wait to play Just Cause 3 though it's gonna be freaking sweet.

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Gadeos

BOOM baby! The backwards compatibility is getting crazy, not only fallout 4 and Gears ultimate but now JC3 will get previous game(s). Great decision buying an Xbone

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spikepigeo

But why? No one in their right mind is going to think, "Hey, I'm gonna fire up a less pretty, smaller, older version of the game I just bought! That'll be fun!"

It makes sense for, say, Bioware games, where you'll want to experience the story of a prior game before the new one... but for Just Cause it just doesn't make sense. No one is going to want to play 2 when they have 3.

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Lil_Ze76

@spikepigeo Don't agree at all. Just finished Witcher 3 and it made me want to try Witcher 2 on 360. I'll probably play JC2 in November while I'm waiting for JC3 to be released.

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spikepigeo

@lil_ze76: You clearly didn't read my whole comment.

"It makes sense for, say, Bioware games, where you'll want to experience the story of a prior game before the new one..."

I'm sure you're intelligent enough to make concessions for CDPR games with that comment, as well. I clearly stated that with story driven games obviously you'll want to play the originals.

Just Cause 2... no one cares about story. It's a sandbox for creating chaos. JC3 will be -- yup, a sandbox for creating chaos... but better. Anyone that picks up 2 will immediately go back to 3 if they have it.

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VeeSquared

@spikepigeo: Because why not expand your library of games...? For those who haven't played Just Cause 2, it's a fantastic deal.

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vickissv2

What a scam

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VeeSquared

@vickissv2: I hate free things, too. **** Microsoft for expanding my library of games. DAMN YOU MICROSOFT.

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vickissv2

@veesquared said:

@vickissv2: I hate free things, too. **** Microsoft for expanding my library of games. DAMN YOU MICROSOFT.

JC2 was free last month. So it's fake marketing.

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Draconas_Lyrr

"Buy our system and we'll give you old games, since nothing else we have seems to be pushing you to buy it!" That's what I'm getting out of it.

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Lil_Ze76

@Draconas_Lyrr: I'd say Halo 5, Tomb Raider, Forza 6, Quantum Break and Scalebound will no doubt help shift a fair few machines too. Seems like a nice balance to me.

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PsychicKiller82

@Draconas_Lyrr: Then buy on the PS4 and enjoy a shit community that has always surrounded PlayStation, Xbox is the place to enjoy games with your friends even if playing different games their Skype and party system rock on Xbox.

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VeeSquared

@Draconas_Lyrr: "My system gives us a hardly remastered God of War and TLOU for near full price but I suck Sony's dick anyways." That's what I'm getting out of your comment.

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FanboyMan

Wasn't Just Cause 2 recently a free Game with Gold? seems like a lackluster incentive but I guess it's cool for anyone that missed it.

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VeeSquared

@fanboyman: The fact there IS incentive is enough... They don't need to give you shit except what you pay for.

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FanboyMan

@veesquared: Wow dude no need to take it personal it was just a comment, it's not like I said this incentive sucks buy a PS4 Xbox sucks! calm down.

Btw I'm console agnostic, I don't care who wins as long as the games are good.

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VeeSquared

@fanboyman: I didn't take it personal... All I said was they don't need to give yoy incentive in the first place. The fact they're giving you the previous game in said series is kind enough. There should literally be no reason to complain.

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FanboyMan

@veesquared: Fair enough, I wasn't complaining I was just pointing out they recently gave Just Cause 2 away. Sorry for the misunderstanding, people always want to call out a fanboy if you say something about a company that's not 100% positive ( with my name I get the misconception LOL )

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BrazPrince

@veesquared: people seem to miss that point often.

The sony fans seem to think psNow is great for peple who havent played the old games and they pay for it but When Xbox does it for free its a bad thing. Theres no logic

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FanboyMan

@brazprince: Who said anything about that? PSnow is lame.

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BrazPrince

@fanboyman: quite a few ppl try to justify its existance.

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hollywood1

This is really fantastic news. I own both consoles but if Microsoft start to offer these types of deals, the "you get free backwards compatibility" of previous game, then it's a win win. I'll always choose Xbox One games over the PS4 version if they continue to offer these deals. Think about it, Mass Effect 4 releases and they give you FREE backwards compat of Mass Effect 1,2,3. Red Dead 2 releases and they give you FREE backwards compat of Red Dead 1. This is awesome news. Thanks Microsoft.

For the record, I'd like to state that I do also own a PS4 so before you all start to rage for stupid reasons. I'm not saying one is better than the other. But these types of deals and offers are a great incentive to get the X1 version. You can have your PSNOW store with your last gen games you need to PAY for. I'll take the free ones from Xbox Live thanks.

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Marky360

@hollywood1:

I agree I have both systems as well and this is a fantastic deal you'd have to be a retarded fanboy to not see this. I'm hoping the Xbox One version of Doom 4 comes with the back compat of Doom BFG edition.

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rush86

Can't wait for this game. Just cause 2 is still the best open world game in my opinion. Im hoping this will top it.

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jwrebholz

@rush86: Just Cause 2 would have been a far better game in my opinion if the map were about half the size. It just took far too long to get anywhere.

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Marky360

@jwrebholz:

What no way why would you want a smaller map? If it took you to long to get around it's because you were doing it wrong lol

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hollywood1

@rush86: While I won't label Just Cause 2 as the "Best" open world game, no doubt it is an incredible game which I love to play. I was deciding between the PS4 version or the X1 version of Just Cause 3 and now with this deal of a free Just Cause 2... looks like Microsoft is getting my money.

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3CupsofFlower

Damn! A Mexican trying so freakin' hard to cross the border into 'Murica.

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VeeSquared

I dont care how hard you love Sony.... You cannot deny Micro is killing it right now.

Edit: Not saying Sony is slacking... But Micro is really outdoing themselves. 2015 lineup is insane and 2016 is already looking great.

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rush86

@veesquared: they both have great lineups. The backwards compatibility almost made me by one. But i still have my 360 so its a waste of over 300 bucks. Ps4 has everything i need for next gen. Microsoft is offering some great deals and have some great games coming. I will admit i was tempted a few times to buy one.

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VeeSquared

@rush86: Fair enough... I'll buy a ps4 down the line. I'm just waiting for Uncharted and a few other games. Just not that interested in FF, or Shenmue or any of those games.

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hollywood1

@veesquared: I only purchased my PS4 because GameStop were offering a great trade in deal on 360's towards a new PS4. I own a PS4 and an X1. Fortunate. I mainly bought a PS4 for No Man's Sky, aint gonna lie. I hope it's a great game. But having now discovered the Uncharted series as well as The Last Of Us I'm hooked. Both consoles have a great selection. However at the moment I honestly think that XBOX has a better line up for the next 2 years.

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rasterror

Microsoft just seems like they want to give their customers more and more for free. You won't see me complaining.

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siarhei

Wow, Microsoft is really cranking it up with all the free BC stuff.

Good for those who've never played them on x360.

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Jigen32

Only good is if they give you the game ahead of Just Cause 3 like a month. But free is free so I won't complain too much.

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MrFreehuggs

I'm loving this trend