ARMA 2 sequel postponed to 2013
Czech Republic-based developer Bohemia Interactive said that the mmo fps ARMA 3 has been pushed back as it grapples with the controversial arrest of their staff.
“The additional development time enables the project to reach its full potential, with the studio expecting to finalize their release plans in the new year.”
The developer is probably trying to get its bearings straight after two Bohemia Interactive employees were detained in Greece on suspicion of espionage, pending legal proceedings.
"We’ve been in the process of implementing changes that will help us innovate as a studio under unexpected circumstances - facing problems we simply couldn't have imagined”, said ARMA 3 project lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, who had taken over the reins over the project, having been a key leader for ARMA 2 and a 10-year veteran at Bohemia Interactive.
“We're still trying to make sense of the situation and hope that our colleagues will be released soon. Although their plight has certainly affected us on a personal level, we continue working on the tasks identified as key to the release of ARMA 3,” van’t Land added.
ARMA 3 is the third installment to the ARMA free mmo shooter series, following ARMA 2. The new release window is a general 2013 with no specific quarter or month in which the ARMA 3 will be launched. Still, fans welcomed the honest communication as it had been months since the developer posted an update on the game’s release.