News: ARMA 3 may be delayed but we’ll still be playing it this summer, and when it does release expect it to grow with community content overnight.
Bohemia have been a little quiet on ARMA 3 news front. Two weeks ago they told us the game was slipping to a Q4 release but we weren’t given a reason why. But with the release of Take on Helicopters the ARMA 3 team has been bolstered and work on the game is going full steam ahead.
Turns out, as well as adding polish, the game’s UI is being redesigned and the devs are taking time to make sure the game is going to be able to import old assets easily. What does that mean? That many of the ARMA 2 mods will be easily updated to the new engine. Sure they may look a little old and out of place in the new engine but it means that shortly after release ARMA will be bloated full of added content for you to play war with.
On top of that even though it’s been delayed till the end of the year we’ll be able to get our greasy mitts on it after E3.
“Following E3, we plan to open up the game to our players. This process starts with the release of a playable build of Arma 3. We call it the ‘Community Alpha,” says project lead Daniel Musil. “It’s intended to enable people who’d like to try the game early on in development help us to shape it up – and make Arma 3 the greatest release of the series. Ours is a large and complex game – being developed by a relatively small team – so we really appreciate your opinions, thoughts and feedback.”
Be sure to check back for details on how to get access to the alpha.