Arma 3 announced for 2012

The next instalment in Bohemia's battlefield sim series is headed to PC next summer, with "radical engine improvements" promised.

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War is serious business, and it's nice to have Bohemia Interactive remind us of that. The Czech developer today announced a new entry in its realism-heavy battlefield simulation series Arma, for release on PC in summer 2012.

Arma 3 will take players to a sunny Mediterranean island, where apparently there's a "well-guarded military secret" to be seized. As well as an "open-ended and story-driven" single-player campaign, Arma 3 will offer co-op and competitive multiplayer modes. There'll also be the ubiquitous mission editor.

"Radical engine improvements" are promised for Arma 3, including PhysX-supported vehicle simulation and a "revamped" animation system. It certainly looks pretty. There's more information over on the official site.

Bohemia is also working on a civilian helicopter sim by the name of Take on Helicopters, which it announced in March. That's due to hit PC in the fourth quarter of this year.

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    May 19, 2011 7:50 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Arma 3 announced for 2012.

    The next instalment in Bohemia's battlefield sim series is headed to PC next summer, with "radical engine improvements" promised.

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      May 19, 2011 7:52 AM

      This is a game that could stand some polish. Arma 2 seems great, but fighting the controls and bugs really damped the experience.

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      May 19, 2011 7:55 AM

      Yay!

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        May 19, 2011 8:17 AM

        I say we celebrate by playing ARMA 2 over the weekend!

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          May 19, 2011 9:02 AM

          I heard some of those dirty Takis were talking about our mothers last night. We should go teach them a lesson.

          with Hellfires

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            May 19, 2011 9:08 AM

            We need to get back to doing this stuff on a regular basis, Steam just had an OA sale not too long ago, so we could round up the whole squad!

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            May 19, 2011 10:18 AM

            Put it into context though... were they talking about Maddog's mom?

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          May 19, 2011 9:04 AM

          No this is a horrible and bad idea because I am gone all weekend.

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      May 19, 2011 7:56 AM

      The ShackTac people are about to go crazy, then figure out if they can get an 18-century warfare mod for it.

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      May 19, 2011 7:57 AM

      Fuck yes. Looking forward to shackgames.

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      May 19, 2011 8:04 AM

      Omg omg omg!
      Side note, I never got past Manhatten in the ARMA 2 campaign. Is there any insane awesome battles/missions past that or have I got the gist of the SP so far?

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        May 19, 2011 9:15 AM

        OA has a better singleplayer, I never got past manhattan either.

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        May 19, 2011 4:30 PM

        The last mission was pretty epic, even if it did periodically break.

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      May 19, 2011 8:06 AM

      Interesting, so this means there will be a new VBS3 engine for warfighter training in addition. Version 1.5 (the "final" version) of their current warfighter training engine comes out this month.

      I imagine they decided to finalize VBS2 so that they could move on to a "new product" and generate more revenue from that.

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      May 19, 2011 8:09 AM

      Can't fucking wait! I hope they add in tracks like fligh sims have though.

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      May 19, 2011 8:17 AM

      SCHWING!

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      May 19, 2011 8:32 AM

      Fantastic. No other game offers what arma does and it is a franchise that really makes use of new software technology. My holy trifecta of shooters will be CSS + BF3 + ArmA 3. I am really excited to see physx support in the engine. That should bring awesome enhancements to the game.

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      May 19, 2011 8:35 AM

      woot!

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      May 19, 2011 8:55 AM

      Cool, but I'm not buying it until 6 months after release and the price goes down/bugs are mostly fixed.

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      May 19, 2011 9:40 AM

      This makes me very happy.

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      May 19, 2011 2:33 PM

      If the day comes that they no longer have the "Oh. No. Number 3. Is down." or "Enemy. Man. 4 o'clock" I'll... we'll I'll be honest. I'll STILL only buy it 6 months later when all the worst bugs are gone.

      Awesome, amazing games. Always aggravating for a few months after release.

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      May 19, 2011 4:21 PM

      Fuck yea i can't wait to see how it looks in motion. Seeing that they have a new animation and physics system makes me very happy. Maybe you'll actually be able to break glass in the game now!

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      May 19, 2011 4:25 PM

      Don't care bout engine improvements unless it involves 'enhanced controls'. Such a good game, but could be such a great game if the controls weren't so janky.

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      May 19, 2011 4:31 PM

      Tubular!

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      May 19, 2011 5:56 PM

      A few more screenshots!
      Including a Comanche!!!
      http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3298623.html

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      May 19, 2011 8:11 PM

      Wow. Some of the landscapes look like concept art. I'd love to see a Stalker game with that draw distance and detail.

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      May 20, 2011 5:56 AM

      honestly, fuck em, they oughta fix ARMA 2 first.