The Arma 3 website announces that Arma III has deployed, and Bohemia
Interactive's military shooter sequel is now available worldwide as either a
standard edition or as a Digital Deluxe edition. The game is available at retail
and via digital distribution through
Steam directly, or
through the BIS Store,
which fulfils through Steam anyway. The
launch trailer shows
off gameplay, and here's word:
OUT NOW - Available in digital and physical
retail stores worldwide, Bohemia Interactive is proud to announce today’s
much-anticipated release of Arma 3. The brand new launch trailer introduces
players to the authentic, diverse and open combat in Arma 3’s massive military
Set on the Mediterranean islands of Altis (270 km˛) and Stratis (20 km˛), Arma 3
features 12 singleplayer showcases, 3 factions showcases, 9 multiplayer
scenarios, 10 firing drill challenges, more than 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, 5
factions, the scenario editor and modding support. The post-launch campaign will
be made available via free DLC episodes after release. The complete overview of
content can be found here.
“We’re incredibly proud of the release of Arma 3, as well as of the
unique collaboration with the people who joined for the early-access
development. We experienced some significant setbacks in the past years, but
the fantastic public response to the Alpha and Beta kept us going,” said
Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, Project Lead on Arma 3. “Together we’ve made a game
that truly meets its potential - while establishing a platform to build upon
and grow even further. Our long-term commitment to Arma 3, in combination
with the creative modding community and Steam Workshop, means this is just
the kick off. We thank everyone for their splendid support and welcome you
all to join our journey ahead.”
People can purchase the regular Arma 3 (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD) or the
Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (49.99 EUR/42.99 GBP/64.99 USD) from
boxed version of Arma 3 is also available at many of the major retailers.
Last but not least, Arma 3 Alpha and Arma 3 Beta participants will be able to
play the final game after downloading the automatic update on Steam. Visit
this page for answers to some of the more
frequently asked questions.
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My experience with ArmA singleplayer in I and II was that they worked best with the base install. Newer patches tended to break certain scripted events in SP. Because of this, I'd expect the SP in ArmA 3 to work best with the patch it gets released with.
Single player barely shows off what ArmA is capable of anyways. Multiplayer has always where it's been at. It is one thing dealing with scripted events, another thing totally when dealing with the chaos of the battlefield. Never knowing quite where the enemy is at all times, taking risks that sometimes pay off handsomely or flop pathetically.