Arma 3 community alpha coming after E3

Arma 3 developer Bohemia is planning to release an early slice of its battlefield sim to the public after E3 in June, so we rabble can offer our oh-so-wise insights. Project lead Daniel Musil explained, "Ours is a large and complex game - being developed by a relatively small team - so we really appreciate your opinions, thoughts and feedback."

"The Community Alpha will be quite limited in terms of the assets it includes," Musil said, "with the goal of providing enough content to experiment with the brand new bits of gameplay and technology. It also enables our passionate community to prepare their mods for the very latest version of the Real Virtuality engine."

"Then, later on in the year, we'd like to open up our game up even further with a more extensive beta program. The exact details, however, we intend to set out closer to their launch."

Bohemia also held a community alpha for its civilian chopper sim Take On Helicopters.

Arma 3 is slated to launch in Q4 2012.