by Murray Lewis
Bohemia reveal update and expansion plans for ArmA 3
Bohemia Interactive have released their official roadmap for military sim ArmA 3 in the coming months.
It's a fairly extensive blog post, but some of the details hidden within are very interesting indeed...
- Steam Workshop support for mods will be rolled out at the end of this month.
- BIS have been working on an official game launcher with mod support which will also be released soon.
- A new 'bootcamp' update will bring new sandbox and tutorial-based content, aimed at providing newbies with a friendlier introduction to the game.
- A helicopter DLC will feature: a brand new flight model, sling-loading of vehicles, and the ability for infantry to fire their weapons from within vehicles. And there'll be a few new helicopters, obviously. 'Second half of 2014' for this.
- A marksman DLC will feature: an overhaul of shooting mechanics, focused on ranged and high-calibre weaponry. No real details here yet, but BIS promise new features to 'improve the authenticity of firing weapons and offer new gameplay opportunities.'
- Any new engine features created for paid DLC will be made available for free to all owners of the game!
- A new terrain has been selected for the first full expansion pack, currently planned for late 2015. BIS are saying that, unlike ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead, this will not be a standalone expansion.
Details are predictably scarce at this early stage, but BIS are keen to reassure everyone that they are simultaneously working on a 'significant package' of new sandbox content, so there's plenty of things to get excited about if you're a fan of the series.