Square Enix has confirmed that a fix is being worked on for the widespread performance issues affecting all versions of its open world action game Just Cause 3, which was released on 1 December. The Xbox One version is reportedly the worst affected.

On the game's Steam Community page publishers Square Enix said in relation to PC players: "We know that some of you are encountering some technical issues – we're looking into them all and we're fully committed to providing you the best possible experience.

We know you're going to want specific information on when a patch will land and what will be fixed – we would love to give you that information, and we will as soon as we have it. But right now, a little over one day since we launched, we have huge numbers of players in our enormous game world and we're monitoring all the data coming in.

"We need a little bit of time to recreate some of these issues and build fixes. Rest assured though – we are fully committed to making Just Cause 3 as awesome as possible. We already know loads of people are having a blast with the game but we'll do all we can to make sure everyone is laughing and smiling as they play."

The whole "We're working on it but we can't offer a timeframe" thing won't sit well with PC gamers who have already been burned this year by Warner Bros over Batman: Arkham Knight – which suffered from such huge problems on PC that it had to be pulled from sale for months. It should be said however that Just Cause 3's problems are nothing in comparison.

The worst problems were reported on the Xbox One version, which suffered from substantial drops in frame rate, elongated load times and other issues due to memory leakage. These reports started with an initial technical analysis from NX Gamer.

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