With the announcement of a new Arma in the works by the guys over at Bohemia Interactive early last year
, information has gone dark. That is until now, where a freshly released developer's blog post
details the reported plans for a Community Alpha, as well as six brand new screenshots.
Following E3, we plan to open up the game to our players. This process starts with the release of a playable build of Arma 3. We call it the 'Community Alpha'. It's intended to enable people who'd like to try the game early on in development help us to shape it up - and make Arma 3 the greatest release of the series. 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, 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.
Also of interest to previous Arma owners is that there is a mention of being able to bring in assets from older titles, which will be a nice addition for modders.
You can check out a glimpse of the screenshots released today, or head over to our game page
where we have the latest in news, trailers and of course the new screenshots.