ArmA III set on Mediterranean island, out 2012 for PC

Thursday, 19th May 2011 16:03 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Bohemia’s confirmed a 2012 release for ArmA 3, it’s super-realistic war sim, which is to be “set on an authentic Mediterranean island modeled from the real geographic data.”

The official site’s here.

ArmA III’s a PC exclusive and “will offer a unique sandbox-style combat gameplay experience in the most detailed environment of the series to-date.”

A single-player campaign will see you “evolve from a lone prey into a military commander” and allow you to control a “multitude” of aircraft, vehicles and ships.

You’ll be able to “shoot from anything from pistols to the sophisticated weapon platforms.” Sounds neat.

The game will allow you to “choose your uniform, assemble your weapon kit, change your loadout, get encumbered,” and will “take advantage of PhysX” tech.

Both co-op and competitive multiplayer will be included, “with full support of dedicated servers for both Windows and Linux.”

A mission editor will also feature.

Bohemia Interactive is the developer of the original Operation Flashpoint, and turned its attention to ArmA after Codemasters took over the IP.

Thanks, El_MUERkO.



  1. Erthazus


    Oh my god… Ok. So here you go… In 2012 i will upgrade my hardware completely.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. loki

    another PC’s trash incoming

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    Wow didn’t expect that! Wonder if it is going to use new engine ?
    And Erthazus you have 580 what do you posible need for new hardware?Also wonder how you don’t have monitor with 2560/1440 resolution…

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    Hope they make it more accessible this time around. As much as i love ArmA II, they really need to work out a better interface.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    More detail there now. I’ll grab the shots.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Screens there now. Looks lovely.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @3, better CPU probably. Arma games are CPU hungry :D

    Engine looks the same and in my opinion you don’t need to freak out and make a new one. It’s alreay better then anything on the market. Why bother? I think they are going to add destruction similar to Battlefield 3.

    Graphics are amazing and etc. I hope they will improve game editor. I love it since first Operation Flashpoint.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    I don’t think they add destruction its hard to do and not needed for Arma.Someone said on forum that game is dx10 only?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    I don’t recognize the bullpup weapon. It’s the first time i see american soldiers use one.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Bluebird

    Maybe it’s set in the near future. ;)
    Or they are not American soldiers.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    @10: US Flag on the torso. Looks like a F2000 Tactical.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Maximum Payne

    Upgraded engine,story,minumum spec….

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Bluebird

    @11 Ah, only looked at their shoulders.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @13: Understandable, usually THE place to look for it.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. ekfight

    Hopefully this time around they wont hire voice actors that live in a flooded basement and arent “touched in the head”… As much as I like Arma 2, i cant take it seriously because of how HORRIBLE the dialogue is.
    worst part is, even if you READ it, it seems ok… its well written, just excruciating delivery.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. LOLshock94

    what happend to arma 2 coming out for consoles?

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Maximum Payne

    @16 That was never a plan nor will be.You have Operation Flashpoint on consoles.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    @17: Operation Flashpoint on consoles. Kihihihihi. :3

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Old MacDonald


    Anyway, looks great!

    #19 3 years ago
  20. GwynbleiddiuM

    YES! ArmA II is one of my favorites and I get ArmA III with no hesitation or second thought. Although I didn’t get any of the DLCs cause was putting more time in WoW and BFBC2 :-”.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Hunam

    I’ll pencil it in for 2014 when I can afford a PC to run it.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Hunam

    @15 I think the problem with Arma 2 was that Arma 1 was a bit of a flop. Arma 2 has done very well though so maybe 3 isn’t going to be fighting to survive out the gate.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. tontsa91

    Looks like Battlefield 3 finally has a rival.

    #23 3 years ago

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