PRESS RELEASE | PC Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 7:06 PM

Arma 3 uncovered

Arma 3 uncovered

Bohemia Interactive has confirmed a 2012 release for Arma 3, its tactical military simulation game. The first details and screenshots are below.


Bohemia Interactive announces the brand new installment in its hugely successful realistic military simulator series

Prague, Czech Republic 19th May - Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, is pleased to announce the development of Arma 3, the brand new installment in its series of critically acclaimed realistic military simulators.
Combining over 10 years of experience, building upon the strength of its predecessors, and set in the most detailed environment of the series to date, Arma 3 offers gamers radical engine improvements and a unique sandbox-style military gameplay experience.
The next chapter of this stunning military simulation game is scheduled for release exclusively for PC in Summer 2012.

SURVIVE in the rich & authentic environment
ADAPT to the unsurpassed experience of modern ground combat
WIN in the open-ended & story-driven campaign

Story
After years of intense warfare against Eastern armies, Europe has become the last stand for the battered NATO forces. On the verge of being driven into the sea, NATO command embarks upon a most desperate measure. In the hope of seizing what seems to be a well-guarded military secret, Operation Magnitude is launched. A small group of Special Forces and Researchers are sent to a Mediterranean island deep behind enemy lines. However, the mission is compromised and the task force destroyed, leaving Cpt. Scott Miller washed ashore upon the hostile island. In his effort to carry out the mission, he will face the dangers of modern warfare, an unforgiving environment, and the consequences of his own decisions...

Some of the key features of Arma 3 include:
* Single-Player Campaign - Evolve from a lone prey into a military commander in the open-ended & story-driven campaign.
* Vehicles & Weapons – Control a multitude of aircraft, vehicles and ships with accurate simulation; shoot anything from pistols to sophisticated weapon platforms.
* Physical Simulation & Improved Animations – Take advantage of PhysX™ supported vehicle simulation, in-game interactions and the revamped animation system.
* Rich & Authentic Environment – Explore an unsurpassed military combat experience set on an authentic Mediterranean island modelled from real geographic data.
* Multiplayer Gameplay – Experience both cooperative & competitive scenarios with the full support of dedicated servers for both Windows and Linux.
* Completely Extensible & Moddable - Design & create countless customizable scenarios using the intuitive & easy-to-use mission editor.
* Customizable Soldier Load - Choose your uniform; assemble your weapon kit; change your load-out; get loaded up.

Bohemia Interactive´s CEO, Marek Spanel, explains: ''We're happy to bring the next generation of the Real Virtuality engine to life. The increased potential of the engine should allow Arma 3 to become our best-looking, most detailed and innovative military simulation game to date.''

Ivan Buchta, Creative Director of Arma 3, adds: ''Our ambition is not only to deliver the next generation of Arma with the improved engine, but also to fully exploit the potential of our new technology in the gameplay. You can look forward to the unique experience of blending sandbox-style combat with a rich story.''

For more information please visit the game’s website at www.arma3.com

All comments

Commented on 2011-05-19 20:10:22
Yes please! I was hoping they would set a game or expansion in the Med!
Commented on 2011-05-19 20:20:29
Somehow or other it is never complete but same can be said about other games as well. Hope this one is polished
Commented on 2011-05-19 20:24:51
How many years will it take before you can play it with full graphics at a decent FPS like A2 was :P
Commented on 2011-05-19 20:24:54
All I can say is: FUCK YES!

Arma 2 was brilliant (although a bit rough around the edges)!
Commented on 2011-05-19 20:41:27
Posted by hermen
Somehow or other it is never complete but same can be said about other games as well. Hope this one is polished
I'd have an incomplete/buggy Bohemia game over anything Codemasters shits out. The community is immense as well, such skill and dedication.
Commented on 2011-05-19 20:58:29 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
I'd have an incomplete/buggy Bohemia game over anything Codemasters shits out. The community is immense as well, such skill and dedication.
Hear hear, Codemasters managed to fuck up the OPF franchise....
Commented on 2011-05-19 21:08:52
BF3 and Arma3 is all i need for my fps gaming in the next 2 years like it seems. btw try arma:oa with the latest patch. it runs really great and i havent found any bugs anymore. armaholic.com is good site for all info and mods around arma. cant wait :)
Commented on 2011-05-20 11:24:52
Yeah it's a lot better now but I've still seen the odd glitch here and there, just yesterday I was playing some OA online and it wouldn't let me jump out of an APC after arriving at our destination.
Commented on 2011-05-20 12:22:07
I think that they need to improve the current game engine... the performance is poor, in visuals therms, beeing compared with beasts like Crysis2... the game in campaing mode is really frustrating... an average of 26FPS with an i7 975Extreme@4.2 and a 295GTX (with and WD300Gb 10.000 rpm)...

Please... IMPROVE FIRST YOUR CURRENT GAME!!! Needs to be optimized... (in my opinion...)
Commented on 2011-05-20 12:58:54 In reply to pZonaKo
Posted by pZonaKo
I think that they need to improve the current game engine... the performance is poor, in visuals therms, beeing compared with beasts like Crysis2... the game in campaing mode is really frustrating... an average of 26FPS with an i7 975Extreme@4.2 and a 295GTX (with and WD300Gb 10.000 rpm)...

Please... IMPROVE FIRST YOUR CURRENT GAME!!! Needs to be optimized... (in my opinion...)
I agree completely. I have ArmaII and the first expansion. But the engine is such a mess that the joy of playing the game is just wasted on poor performance. The have released I don't know how many patches already, but it keeps running like crap. The engine is just a big mess. Even to this date, nobody knows what certain graphical options in the menu mean and what they do, like video memory size. Even Bohemia doesn't appear to know as they don't answer the questions about these things.
Now I read the are going to use the same engine, but improved, I expect the same mess again. This engine needs to be built from the ground up again, because patches won't work. It's not like they have an optimised engine that the can update (like the Source engine). They have a broken engine.
Commented on 2011-05-20 13:33:35
The thing that kills it for me is the commands selection etc. If they can somehow make it more intuitive etc I could probably enjoy this game tenfold, it's the one thing which has stopped me from really enjoying the game.
Commented on 2011-05-20 17:20:27
Optimize the game and less bugs plz
Commented on 2011-05-20 17:58:46 In reply to hermen
Posted by hermen
Somehow or other it is never complete but same can be said about other games as well. Hope this one is polished
agree completely!
Commented on 2011-05-22 14:37:24
can't wait to play this on my xbox!
Commented on 2011-05-22 20:45:24 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
can't wait to play this on my xbox!
ArmaII was supposed to come out for Xbox360 but was cancelled 1 month before release. Probably because it didn't pass the Microsoft quality tests.
ArmaIII will be a PC exclusive.
Commented on 2011-05-23 02:05:54 In reply to pZonaKo
Posted by droezelke
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Posted by pZonaKo
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http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=88388
Try it. Ramdisks help a lot with this game.

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