Arma 3, well, I love being right, not that I was the only one obviously.
The future approach doesn't bother me at all really, I can't wait. I don't think they will take it over the top on the sci-fi side of things so I have no worries at all.
Also, it would be nice if BI gave us a debrief of the ARG. How accurate we were, whether we missed anything, whether we solved everything quicker than they expected. That would be cool.
Of course, this new game seems better in every respects, no doubt about this. I can't wait buying it.
Regarding weapons and equipement, BIS might well keep some older weapons for old-timers like me as you say , cross your fingers and thanks for reminding me this .
Its a shame that it won´t have directX 11 (Or maybe it will?) It will be 2012 then BIS, everyone will use DX11. And I think the Game might run better with DX11
I also don't really see what BIS would gain from it, from a commercial standpoint... sales ? I think that's what demos do. A gift to the community because of the 10th anniversary ? We all own Arma already (most of us, I'd say, own OFP, Arma and Arma 2 with all expansions and DLC already).
*nudges BIS* come on, spill the beans... what's arma2free.exe
I know what arma2free.exe is, that's simple... it's just arma2 + dx10 and physyx... we will get it to make some tests before arma3 will be released.
I'm from Poland and my english is poor. So, please be placable
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But I believe it may be positive for them simply by raising awareness of the Arma series. Arma2 is two years old (OA almost 1 year), so sales probably won't be as high as they used to be. I don't think they will really be concerned about losing sales by releasing a portion of the game for free at this point. But it will probably get a bunch of people interested, as it lowers the barrier for anyone to try it out. It will also gain some publicity.
This could potentially increase the size of the core fanbase (especially with PR:Arma2 coming out soon), leading to increased sales of Arma3 a year down the road.
That's my theory.