VIDEO | PC Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | 7:20 PM

Our videos of the Arma 3 Alpha

Our videos of the Arma 3 Alpha

As promised, here are the four 1080p videos of Arma 3 Miguel took the time to capture for you guys so you can see how the game looks on a killer rig and how demanding it can be in terms of gameplay. While all modern FPS tend to simplify everything, this third installment in Bohemia's series remains faithful to what it's always been, a real simulation where death punishes those who aren't careful enough. Because Miguel is a newbie (and I am no better), he chose to focus on the showcases of the single player missions, leaving multiplayer aside, at least for now. We are also happy to announce that the guys at Bohemia Interactive have decided to offer 50 more alpha lite keys (25 on each side of the website) to those of you who will leave a comment right after this. The only rule is you have to have been a member on GSY for at least 2 days. Better yet, one of them will actually give you access to the full game (in its alpha state obviously), and we don't even know which one that is. Good luck!

Infantry
Scuba
Vehicles
Helicopters

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Commented on 2013-03-19 19:27:32
Probably my most anticipated game of the year, even if the Scuba does seem a bit gimmicky.
Commented on 2013-03-19 19:30:22
perfect ive been waiting for these. best looking military shooter out there!
Commented on 2013-03-19 19:31:32
Dont know how my rig will handel it but looks good. Plus i miss playing a game with Aphex :)
Commented on 2013-03-19 19:46:20
Long time lurker, small time poster here. Only come out when something really catches my eye and WOW! Has this caught my eye!! Watched a few vids at poo tube quality a few days ago but holy sh*t those captures you posted are awesome!
Are next gen consoles going to be capable of this anytime soon???
Commented on 2013-03-19 19:52:45
Probably not. Seeing as most games on current gen consoles run mostly in 720i and next gen will just begin to run 1080i.
Commented on 2013-03-19 20:07:54
i already got the supporter pack, more people need jump on this great game, mods out the gate is awesome, and the improvements are real nice, been making some cool co-op maps for me and mates
Commented on 2013-03-19 20:15:14
I'd love an alpha invite. I'd like to try this game out. Thanks for the coverage of the game :)
Commented on 2013-03-19 20:29:31
I'd like to participate in the alpha :-)
Commented on 2013-03-19 20:39:58
Alpha Key me baby!
Commented on 2013-03-19 20:41:06
Would love to try out the alpha :)
Commented on 2013-03-19 20:53:57
Would also like to participate now i have just got my new gaming rig :) Hoorah!
Commented on 2013-03-19 21:06:35
The only fps to be worthy to play, to me, of course.
Commented on 2013-03-19 21:53:59
key for me! too! :)
Commented on 2013-03-19 21:56:30
Add me on that list :)
Commented on 2013-03-19 22:24:32
...and the grass is very polite and even bows in front of you. lol.
Commented on 2013-03-19 23:12:02
Trying my luck once again !
Commented on 2013-03-20 00:25:22
Video broken? Just downloaded the Infantry and Vehicle Video and get artifacts with both WMP and VLC
Commented on 2013-03-20 00:30:38 In reply to Cratosch
Posted by Cratosch
Video broken? Just downloaded the Infantry and Vehicle Video and get artifacts with both WMP and VLC
They worked fine for me.
Commented on 2013-03-20 01:48:44
Looks pretty nice so far. Not nearly as nice as the early shots, but still better than average. The pop in is really the only graphic issue that is bothering me though. I can't believe there isn't a better way to deal with distant objects in 2013 than on or off.

Anyway, I can easily forgive a few graphical issues in an amazing deep, detailed sim game like this. The only two areas that I really hope Bohemia focuses on are physics and AI.

The physics are absolutely terrible for the vehicles (although the controls and models are quite good), and although they finally added ragdoll for characters(much appreciated), they are still very glitchy and not realistic. Seeing a helicopter hit the ground, fly straight up in the air, flip over, and gently float down, only to explode in a crappy canned animation really kills the immersion. This is a game that really begs for a great physics/destruction engine, and I am praying that it isn't too late to implement something.

As for the AI, it doesn't look bad, but the feedback from most of the alpha players is that it is identical to ARMA II. That isn't horrible, but some improvements to match the visuals would've been great.

Overall, I still can't wait. I just hope I can squeeze at least medium settings out on my rig.
Commented on 2013-03-20 04:12:37
I would be curious how this title would run on my laptop. From what I read, it should run OK on medium settings. Member Since October 14 2003 (3444 Days)
Commented on 2013-03-20 10:35:50
@michaelob

Opt into the dev build beta by right clicking arma3 then properties and it should be in there. They have just yesterday rolled out another patch and it actually changes certain LMG's and also how the vehicles handle

@Hotkirby <3
Commented on 2013-03-20 10:38:30
The game could definitely do with some dedi's running as the lost connection and shoddy framerate is killing the overall gameplay atm.
Commented on 2013-03-20 14:01:00
I'm really curious to see how this games ends up. For now i'm not convinced yet.
Commented on 2013-03-20 18:08:37
I would also like to test the Alpha :)
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