Bohemia have revealed that a private alpha for their upcoming ArmA III will be launching very soon on Tuesday, March 5. The alpha will continue right up until game launch, and is expected to regularly updated with the latest builds of the game for you to enjoy and provide feedback on.
The Alpha will feature four showcase missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA and Helicopter), as well as limited subset of weapons and vehicles, two multiplayer scenarios, and even modding support through the scenario editor. Stratis, the smaller island from the game, will be the stage for alpha gameplay.
Purchasing Arma III on Steam will give instant alpha access, with purchasing discounted for pre-purchasers prior to release. Getting access to the alpha will also give you some passes you can hand out to the ‘Alpha Lite’ for your friends. The Alpha Lite will be different in that it only includes single-player gameplay and no modding support, as well as starting one week later (March 14) and ending earlier (June 15). An interesting approach, and a good chance to see how the game will look on your system. Time to schmooze up to your friends?
To celebrate, Bohemia have sent us through just now four new screens from the latest build of this very excellent-looking game. Click to ‘embiggenate, naturally.