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Ships Ahoy - Arma III

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 sandbox.

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 Steam and Store.bistudio.com. A 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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26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:37 Parias
 
Yeah - I'm really hoping the singleplayer campaign turns out better than Arma2's did. I know that Operation: Arrowhead turned out pretty good though.

The new campaign isn't going to have co-op play though, is it? That's a bummer - If the game's supposed to be mod-friendly, I wonder how hard it'll be to crack open the missions and add co-op support to them?
 
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25. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:32 ASeven
 
Tim1_2 wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 11:52:
Yep. If you want to wait until the SP campaign is released before buying the game, go ahead, no one will hate you for that.

No one can rag on these developers...they support their games to the end of the earth. Up until a little while ago (and maybe still), ARMA 2 was receiving beta patches frequently.

Plus they support the modding community extremely well. And, y'know, ARMA 3 is the best military FPS sim on the planet, and that's not even open for debate.

Quoting for absolute truth.
 
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24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:31 wrlwnd
 
I had all kinds of bugs in my *3rd* go around with the SP campaign in ARMA 2, long after it was released.

It was *not* supported well at all. Some fanboy BS going on here.
 
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23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:28 subx
 
It had to be pretty obvious that referring to the game as full release at this stage was just going to piss off a decent segment of their user base, and probably damage their review scores. Bit bizarre really.

So generous of them to eventually release the rest of the game people have paid for for FREE though!
 
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22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:25 Morgan19
 
Are there plans for a demo, for those not privvy to the alpha/beta?  
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21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 12:21 mixma242
 
I bought it for the Mods - I have zero interest in the campaign. During the alpha and beta I have put in over 70 hours. Well worth the price. While I have only noticed minor feature improvements since Arma II, now nearly every building is enterable, the graphics are improved even on my 4 yo rig. Even the alpha seemed more stable to me than Arama II did years after its release. I never would have believed I would like a game like this but I am a fan.

I have spent all my time just playing the various versions of the Wasteland mod, in case anyone is interested.....
 
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20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:58 Techie714 ©
 
Tim1_2 wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 11:52:
Plus they support the modding community extremely well. And, y'know, ARMA 3 is the best military FPS sim on the planet, and that's not even open for debate.

Word!
 
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19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:57 eRe4s3r
 
Tim1_2 wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 11:52:

No one can rag on these developers...they support their games to the end of the earth.

Start ARMA 2 fully patched, first campaign mission, and repeat that sentence. +.+

I guess I can always later check what the SP campaign is worth, but I am not buying games that are clearly unfinished anymore. And with BIS the promise of a SP campaign that comes in 3 DLC's is about as enticing as being bit by an rabid sea lion.

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18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:52 Tim1_2
 
SirKnight wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 10:49:
Over reacting much? lol

It's not like this is some kind of surprise. BIS announced they would do this and why months ago. With the MP, editor and user content (not to mention compatible with Arma 2 mods/missions/islands/etc) this is no big deal. The SP campaign is just a nice to have feature, always has been with Arma. Clearly some of you are new around here.

Yep. If you want to wait until the SP campaign is released before buying the game, go ahead, no one will hate you for that.

No one can rag on these developers...they support their games to the end of the earth. Up until a little while ago (and maybe still), ARMA 2 was receiving beta patches frequently.

Plus they support the modding community extremely well. And, y'know, ARMA 3 is the best military FPS sim on the planet, and that's not even open for debate.
 
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17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:45 Whiskers
 
Arma 3 was a huge let down for me. From a modding perspective, they didn't really add any new features and actually took away a lot of features that were in Arma 2 (like a medical system for example). They also asked for a lot of feedback from the community during the alpha and beta yet ignored several key issues that impact modding, such as weapon optics being written into the weapon config, making it very difficult to create new optics and use them on default weapons. Overall Arma 3 feels more like it was put together by a mod team rather than a developer. I doubt I'll ever buy another Bohemia game.  
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16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:24 Techie714 ©
 
I too would have liked the campaign included at launch however with all the free mods & single player scenarios out there I'll be busy for a long time. Also all the campaign modules will be free to everyone as they should be of course. BIS supports their games to no end & support I them too. I put them right up there with CD Prjeckt...

I'm sure it's just a matter of time before we see this mod...
http://imgur.com/WAGXhy2

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15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:23 El Pit
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 11:20:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 11:05:
Yeah, my experience with Arma is a broken unpolished mess with an incredibly boring campaign. I see no reason to believe things changed here.
Things have changed. There's no campaign to be broken....

Yes, they sorted this out in a very uncommon way.
 
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14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:20 Wildone
 
Then back to COD: ZOmbie hunter for you then  
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13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:20 Dmitri_M
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 11:05:
Yeah, my experience with Arma is a broken unpolished mess with an incredibly boring campaign. I see no reason to believe things changed here.
Things have changed. There's no campaign to be broken....
 
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12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:19 El Pit
 
techie, you're missing the point. It's about releasing an unfinished product, especially without the campaign. It's not about anybody wanting this to be another Call of Duty.  
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:14 Techie714 ©
 
I've got over 20 hours already in this game & I'm LOVING it! The graphics are simply stunning & the realism is top notch. The game play is intense when you get in a fire fight & driving a tank is so much fun. This is a military sim not a fast paced FPS if you're looking for that go play BF or COD. Playing Co-op with a few friends is one of the best gaming experiences I've had in awhile. The game is slow, methodical,& filled with short bursts of intense action.

Best sniping I've ever played in a game.
 
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10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:05 ItBurn
 
Yeah, my experience with Arma is a broken unpolished mess with an incredibly boring campaign. I see no reason to believe things changed here.  
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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 11:01 InBlack
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 12, 2013, 10:24:
It's a full price beta now WITHOUT THE CAMPAIGN! That's quite an awkward release: give us your money now, get the rest of the game later. Or maybe not. Stunned

This is a damn embarassment is what this is. But then again, everyone else seems to be doing it too.... *Cough Chris Roberts *Cough
 
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 10:57 Creston
 
It sure looks purdy.  
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 10:53 Wildone
 
Is BF3 fixed yet?  
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