Arma 3 releases full version on September 12
Countdown begins for the launch of the tactical military MMOFPS next month on September 12.
Bohemia Interactive has set up an official Arma 3 Countdown to Launch website for fans to check off the days before the sandbox shooter ships out worldwide for PC fans.
The countdown site also serves as a preview page for those just getting wind of Arma 3, a game that has had its fair share of roadbumps with some of developers getting into legal tangles. But after a relatively smooth Alpha and Beta version rollouts, the title seems set for a full release.
Features of the launch version will include two large open terrain continents -- Altis and Stratis -- 12 singleplayer showcases, 3 faction showcases, 9 multiplayer scenarios, 10 firing drill challenges, more than 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, 5 factions, the scenario editor and modding support.
But for those hoping to get the thrill of a full singeplayer campaign will have to wait quite a while. The campaign will be released piecemeal over 3 free DLC episodes after launch.
Still, there is a lot for fans to do, including the full multiplayer combat experience.
Those who cannot wait for the worldwide release still have a month to participate in the ongoing pre-release play sessions by purchasing the Arma 3 Beta ($44.99) or Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition ($59.99). Both will unlock the full game once September 12 rolls around, and will actually be cheaper when bought now than when the fps mmorpg is officially out.