ArmA 3 development plans outlined
Alpha planned for later this year, E3 presence confirmed
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Feb 24, 2012 - 10:01am EST (Feb 24, 2012 10:01)
Bohemia Interactive has today revealed some of its plans for ArmA 3 in 2012.
In a new developer's blog post, Project Lead Dan Musil announced the studio's presence at E3/Gamescom, reported plans for a Community Alpha and ordered in six brand new screenshots.
Arma 3 will be exhibited at E3 (June 5-7) and Gamescom Cologne (August 16-19). For many this will be the first opportunity to experience what has been accomplished so far and to get a sense of what is to come. For the first time ever in the Arma series, Bohemia Interactive is planning a 'Community Alpha'. This will let people try out an early playable build of Arma 3 and help the team with development.
Dan Musil stated: "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'. 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."
Backward compatibility is also planned, meaning that people should be able to get older assets into Arma 3. The game is scheduled to release on Windows PC.