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Posted 19 May 2011 - 14:57 #1

Posted ImageWe're delighted to introduce Arma 3, the latest installment of the tactical military simulation game from independent developers Bohemia Interactive, creators of the award-winning mil-sim series Arma.



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.


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Survive, Adapt, Win
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...

  • Survive in the rich & authentic environment
  • Adapt to the unsurpassed experience of modern ground combat
  • Win in the open-ended & story-driven campaign
Combining the strength of its predecessors with radical engine improvements, Arma 3 provides a unique experience of sandbox-oriented combat gameplay in the most detailed environment of the series.

Key features:

  • Single-Player Campaign - evolve from a lone prey into a military commander in the open-ended & story-driven campaign.
  • Vehicles & Weapons - control multitude of aircraft, vehicles and ships with the accurate simulation, shoot from anything from pistols to the sophisticated weapon platforms.
  • Customizable Soldier Load - choose your uniform, assemble your weapon kit, change your loadout, get encumbered.
  • Physical simulation & improved animations - take advantage of PhysX™ supporting the vehicle simulation, in-game interactions and the revamped animation system.
  • Rich & authentic environment - explore the unsurpassed modern ground combat experience set on the authentic Mediterranean island modeled from the real geographic data.
  • Multiplayer Gameplay - challenge both cooperative & competitive scenarios with 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.
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Official Website: http://www.arma3.com/


Official announcement text here: http://forums.bistud...ad.php?t=119196

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:03 #2

Can't wait!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:03 #3

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:03 #4

Amazing! :)

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:04 #5

Wao!
Can't wait!!
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:04 #6

Looks great! I wonder what factions will be included :D
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:04 #7

Woohoo, congrats BIS :)

The following sentence seems a bit contradicting;
"Completely extensible & moddable - design & create countless customizable scenarios using the intuitive & easy-to-use mission editor."
Fully extensible and modable - just through the mission editor, or like now? :)

Edited by Sickboy, 19 May 2011 - 15:08.


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:04 #8

Yeah Baby!!!! Thanks BIS!
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:04 #9

Yes yes yes!!!! Gonna have to buy new machine for this!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:04 #10

the first trailer come soon ?
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:05 #11

It´s 2012 now, right?
Yes?
YES?
No? ._.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:06 #12

Some thoughts about what I saw and some questions I hope will be answered

Fictional tanks look like crap.
Fictional weapons :<
PhysX and simulation connected to it sound nice
Underwater simulation = nice
WW3 = nice

There are some questions though:

- Will it be just as realistic as AA2?
- Will the content from AA2/OA be portable (and especially Chernarus and Takistan akin to how it was allowed to port Sahrani)?
- Will it have a good amount of content? Because right now it looks like an addon to ArmA2 with '3' slapped on it.
- Will the campaign be something like OFP or will we get another disappointment like Harvest Red because the premise sounds like it can be any of those?
- Will it have disc-DRM like previous games or the annoying online-activation? Especially the Steam's one?
ArmA2: "Doc, I'm wounded, I can barely aim and I'm bleeding badly, come on pull my body out of the harm's way and treat me before I die!"
ArmA3: "You are wounded! Click to instantly regenerate health whenever you feel like it!"

Guess two years post-release aren't enough to make ArmA3 at least half as dumbed down.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:06 #13

Just made my day! And wow, can't wait for the new PhysX support! :)

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:06 #14

Woohoo, congrats BIS :)

Now just need to clear up that "Completely extensible & moddable - design & create countless customizable scenarios using the intuitive & easy-to-use mission editor.
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As the last bit sounds like no more mods, just mission editor, but that's basically impossible aint it :P


i was wondering about the same thing just now

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:07 #15

Awesome! I'm most interested to know what kind of new features the engine will provide.

Render-to-texture has pretty much been confirmed, right?
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:07 #16

i was wondering about the same thing just now


Ditto :confused:
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:07 #17

Details and answers for this awesomeness please! :)

Two questions:

shoot from anything from pistols to the sophisticated weapon platforms.


Is the first or second "from" wrong? Should it be "shoot anything from pistols to the ..." or should it be considered confirmation that we'll be able to shoot from vehicles?

Will Render To Texture be part of the new game engine as it is in VBS and Take On Helicopters? Pretty please?

Looking forward to learning more about A3! Also, scuba!!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:07 #18

This is so unfair.... I wish I could just hibernate till release... WHY WASNT I BORN A BEAR WITH THE ABILATY TO ENJOY ARMA!!!!

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:08 #19

WOW i am about to faint~~~~ lovely, can't wait, OMFG, hell yeah........... more more more detail and where on earth can i get a time machine... man this announcement make second feel like yearsssss, so wanna get my hand on 1, don't care how even i hav to kill XD

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 15:08 #20

Hoo! Amazing and Im gonna update my specs.:yay: