Arma 3 armed for summer 2012

Bohemia bringing its latest realistic military shooter to PCs next year; more info due at E3.

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Though Call of Duty's bombastic brand of warfare currently rules the retail sales charts, the grognard sect isn't completely without options. Today, Bohemia Interactive announced Arma 3, saying its latest military simulation will be available for the PC in summer 2012.

Arma 3 is matching the series' realistic gameplay with realistic graphics.

Bohemia, which is based in Prague, said that it has overhauled its game engine for Arma 3, bringing with it "the most detailed environment of the series to date."

Arma 3 will be the first new installment in the series since 2009's well-regarded Arma II. The studio released a stand-alone expansion for that game, Operation Arrowhead, in June 2010, and a second is planned for release next month. In Arma 3, NATO squares off against invading armies from the east.

Though gameplay is open ended, the storyline sees players assuming the role of Cpt. Scott Miller, who is investigating a "well-guarded military secret" on a Mediterranean island. Players will have access to a variety of aircraft, vehicles, and ships to accomplish their objective, not to mention a cache of weapons ranging from pistols to turrets.

Beyond the single-player campaign, wargamers will also have access to cooperative and competitive online multiplayer modes on dedicated servers. Bohemia plans to also release a level editor and mod tools for creating custom scenarios. More information on the game is expected to be released as part of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

Discussion

55 comments
MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

One of the few PC titles I'd like to see come to consoles. We should have a petition similar to the one PC gamers have going for Dark Souls. If not this generation at least next.

DjTIEST0
DjTIEST0

if they dont improve the gameplay this games will still be frustrating for me ill just keep driving vehicles around the city in free mod

Amauris96
Amauris96

I can't wait to see the graphics on this...better start saving up for a new graphics card and processor. Will be worth it. [:

lovinghearty
lovinghearty

No Arma 3 for consoles? That's good news!!! PC FTW!!!

lovinghearty
lovinghearty

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TangoGamer
TangoGamer

why not for consoles? i was hoping that ArmA 2 will be on ps3, but it seems that even the third will not be playable on consoles.

HughBonner
HughBonner

I love this game, but I hope they improve the driving AI

mkdoomfan2
mkdoomfan2

this is good news and bad news, The good news is that its coming out! The bad news is that i need a new computer. (Arma 2 cost me a new proccessor, and it still lagged)

mos182
mos182

Please come out for consoles!

Jacezz
Jacezz

Hey guys, If any of you ever consider getting this game, in order to experience it's full you will need to find a good community to play it online with - one that takes the game as seriously as it was intended and doesn't play domi or insurgency all the time ;p Unfortunately randomly picking a server is just never the same :/ Two such communities I'd wholeheartedly suggest are Tactical Gamer (http://www.tacticalgamer.com/armed-assault/) or United Operations (http://unitedoperations.net/) Both are amazingly great communities with a good sized playerbase. Do note however they like to keep a certain level of realism - i.e. keeping in squads, fireteams and communicating properly between each other. If you aren't sure how to communicate or co-operate properly however many of their members or dedicated training sections would be more than willing to help you out! Check 'em out if you want! (Mini p.s. - there are other great communities other than TG or UO, like Shacktac, but most of the other communities aren't as 'drop in and play' and require some vetting before you get in, whereas with TG or UO you just need to register on forums, get the passwords, hop on teamspeak and start playing.)

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

wow :shock: the environments It looks so.... wide.... I'm a PC gamer and never had arma before, maybe this one worth tryin' :P

PeterDuck
PeterDuck

FK yeah! pc exclusive btw, Operation Arrowhead is much better optimized than Arma 2

Crzy1
Crzy1

Would be nice to see some better optimization. ArmA II either looked like crap and ran great or looked good and ran like crap, I could never find a happy medium on my powerful gaming PC. That teaser shot looks incredible, however, if no one can play it at those levels of fidelity, what's the point?

sexyweapons
sexyweapons

i hope this runs well on my pc!Arma 2 had TERRIBLE Framrate on my Pc

mooch35
mooch35

As someone said earlier, then need to improve the voices as well as other bugs and it'll be awesome. And I'm tired of hearing "Where are you?!" being repeated over and over.

nyran125
nyran125

i hope they really work on teh engine this time. its my only gripe . Arma 2 an dexpansions are amazing games. But the engine really needs a bit of work with performance. regardless of your rig. Even if they ton eit down slightly graphically just to increase performance to get better view distances. Because the view distance wasnt large enough to hide people going prone in the distance. Sometimes all you ahve for cover is trees. Maybe they shoudl have a dig out system . Where you can dig a small trench in the dirt for cover.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

Oh my god yes! They just need to solve ArmA2's "clunkiness" and they'll have what I consider one of the best PC games ever

giedrius1001
giedrius1001

arma 3 maybe will be best looking game in a world, at last exceeding crysis 1 graphics which was best for too long :) thanks for pc exclusive which left just few

brok
brok

NATO in the Mediterranean? Well what do you know- there IS some originality left in military shooters. The real test though will be if it can be less buggy than ARMA 2. Looking forward to seeing the results.

waraga
waraga

graphic cards are far more powerful the consoles

Thereisnotri
Thereisnotri

If you can afford to buy a PS3 and then the games to play on it, you can afford a gaming PC. You can build a rig that will play any game currently on the maket for less than the cost of the top end PS3's

muzza93
muzza93

Wish it was for PS3 since i dont have the time, money, patience and know-how to be a PC gamer, i also do prefer a controller. But thats me. After playing Dragon Rising and now getting platinum trophy for Red River, it really really highlights how unrealistic CoD actually is. I played Red River today, then jumped straight into CoD afterwards and just thought it sucked in comparison, man realistic shooters are awesome.

HT89488
HT89488

@DeutschKSK Is that the ATI HD 6970 GDDR5?

John_Read
John_Read

Awesome here come ultra realistic military game overrated BF3 and cod are outdated even before the release :P Linear garbage BF3 and COD will be pawned by RO2 and Arma 3

chaos-06
chaos-06

That looks simply amazing. Respect to Bohemia for making this game and the ARMA series and not pushing out some COD cr@p console shooter.

DeutschKSK
DeutschKSK

Hope this game will be better optimized.. can barely run arma 2 with 8gigs of ram, 6870, amd 6core.. wtf? everything else runs great though!

austi722
austi722

I can't run arma 2 now i'll have to spend 1,000-3,000 on a pc to get arma 2 and arma 3.I played arma 2 on my friend computer it's amazing

Taffelost
Taffelost

It's a bloody shame these ARMA games are so badly optimized because they make just the game I like to play. I'm so fed up with those arcadey console shooters I want to start crying. Op. Flashpoint: Resistance is one of the best military shooters ever made. Please bring back the old school military shooters like the original Rainbow Six, Op. Flashpoint and Ghost Recon. Not the consolized bull it has turned into in recent years :( I have hopes for ARMA 3 however. High hopes.

phillkillv2
phillkillv2

This is the most realistic shooter series I've ever played.

Koushin
Koushin

ArmA is an awesome series. I love how its less about the power of the weapon in your hand and more about the strategy in using all the tools given to you. Only problem is I can never keep up with the system requirements to play the game on max settings. It's such a beautiful game though...

simonsolidsnake
simonsolidsnake

Looking forward to this, hopefully they have gotten rid of most of all the bugs ArmA II had and improved on the engine.

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

would be cool if they added in real voices instead of robot voices

glorfindeil
glorfindeil

just hope that nato against invaders from east wil be nato against russia, thn we kan enjoy heavy metal, massive army manouvrs... like in good old and first operation flashpoint cold war.. dreams!

kozzy1234
kozzy1234

Yes!!! I cant wait!!! I love ARMA2 and Operation Arrowhead, probably the best overall shooter this gen.

xdeath_cn
xdeath_cn

Scott Miller started 3D Realms...and now stars in an ARMA game? Damn! Haha

johneese
johneese

ARMA II had some unique elements, but the audio was garbage. The voice acting was extremely weak and the AI calling out to you was very annoying and really took away from the realistic feel.

tframp420
tframp420

Yeaaaa... I'll wait for the demo. The idea of Arma is great but the game sucks, esp the audio. They need to do a lot of work to get me to buy one of their titles. Considering it's developed in Prague I don't see that happening. "MAN AHEAD 2 CLICKS, MAN AHEAD BLAH BLAH."

Robi86
Robi86

And again it will take months and a dozen of patches to make it playable

Eoino
Eoino

Hope the requirements won't be too high. Just bought my first Arma game today, downloading :)

Evenios
Evenios

fun the arma series were a lesser known but still pretty neat game. i hope the 2nd game allows for some sort of dyanmic world. where its easier to make missons and such and flesh things out or what. but great stuff!

Tiesto05
Tiesto05

Why? So everything can be dumbed down including gameplay? I had this very argument not all that long ago.  Game titles for PC that are developed along side for multiple platforms lose out, big time, on many things, rather if they were developed solely for PC.  From elements that are implemented into the game all the way to controls.  You can 100% get a feel from a game whether it was designed for the PC or a console.  You just made me throw up.

 

Also, how will you mod the title? How will you possibly have enough buttons to utilize all the controls in the game?

 

ArmA is one of the last true to PC titles, never do i want to see the day that it comes to consoles. EVER.

BlackVeil21
BlackVeil21

 @lovinghearty No one likes an elitist pal. And how would it affect you? Battlefield 3 is for all systems and PC still is running the best. Minus the hackers, glitches, etc... But it is still the best of all systems. So, that being said, if all is relative, even if Arma 3 came out on consoles, then you would be largely unaffected. Don't you think it is time to mature a little and stop giving a damn about who gets what or what is better? That is what little kids do over Christmas presents. Don't be a little kid fighting over Christmas presents eh?

BlackVeil21
BlackVeil21

 @TangoGamer Maybe the systems, being that they are running on 6 year old technology, just can't handle it effectively without having to reduce the game's capabilities on one way or another. I would recommend the Operation Flashpoint series. but that is iffy, because I heard some bad things. On the other hand, next generation consoles like Playstation 4 and whatever the new Xbox is called, will supposedly be running with much better hardware, and I think will be able to handle Arma 3 or at least Arma 2 for sure. You should look forward to seeing title on those systems in the next couple years. Hang tight. 

BlackVeil21
BlackVeil21

 @Tiesto05 It will one day. And stop being so melodramatic, like the PC gaming world is ending. Gosh. PC is doing just fine. And if a PC game is so good that people who don't own a high end PC would like to play it, then you should be glad. Because even if it is not as good as the PC version, you can still have all your experiences to discuss, and compare what could have been better or what could be done in future installations. By the way. hypothetically, if there were several exclusive PS3/Xbox/Wii games that you wanted to play, and for whatever reason did not or could not own a console, wouldn't you be happy to hear they would be on PC?