Developer Bohemia Interactive has announced that right after Arma III’s launch, it will be releasing the game’s campaign in three free episodes.
The first episode, ‘Survive, will be supplied as free DLC within one month after the game’s release. The next two episodes, ‘Adapt’ and ‘Win’, will release in the months thereafter.
Bohemia Interactive has released a statement,
“Following an eventful past year, and a splendid reception of the Arma 3 Alpha and Beta, the studio honestly admits to the difficulties it experienced with its parallel development. While the team was developing the full game, at the same time it was supporting the Alpha and Beta. However, since the game has made tremendous progress as a result, Bohemia Interactive felt confident to maintain its quality-over-quantity mind-set and take some additional time to perfect the campaign.
“By releasing the expansive platform and adding the free campaign in 3 separate DLC episodes shortly thereafter, players as well as mod-makers will be able to get their hands on the full game as soon as possible, and take on the complete military package in Arma 3’s massive sandbox.”
“This was not a decision we made lightly,” said Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, project lead. “As game creators, we love developing and playing through campaigns so, to those awaiting ours, we say: sorry for the delay. After talking a lot about a focus on quality over the last year, it simply did not feel right to compromise now.
“Rather than pushing back the entire game, we launch this year with an awesome package – a splendid kick off for the Arma 3 experience.”
In case you missed it, check out the game’s latest Beta trailer.
Arma III is scheduled to release sometime this September for PC.
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