ArmA 3 won’t be coming to consoles, Bohemia has two years of plans

ArmA 3

By on March 25, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Tactical military fans hoping against hope that Arma 3 would show up on their consoles have had their hopes dashed this morning, with Bohemia saying that they’ve “dismissed” any notion of bringing the title to consoles.

“ArmA 3, from the start it was developed as PC only, and it wouldn’t do it justice – there wouldn’t be an easy port to console,” said Bohemia’s Joris-Jan van t’ Land to Eurogamer. “You’d really have to redesign stuff like how the controls work, and the interface, so for Arma 3 that’s out of the scope. For something that is next, it is becoming much more likely to be multiplatform.”

A lot of this reticence comes from their experiences trying to port ArmA 2 to Xbox 360, something Bohemia apparently felt they “couldn’t get right”.

As part of the interview, van t’ Land revealed that the company has plans in place until 2015.

“ArmA 3 we are supporting at least for the next two years,” said van t’ Land. “We have the plans in place for that. Whatever is next [ie Arma 4], I don’t think a lot will happen this year in terms of pre-production. But 2015 will be the year when we need to start thinking about what’s next. We don’t have concrete plans at the moment.”

Source: Eurogamer

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From the first paragraph I was optimistic. But then I read this: “For something that is next, it is becoming much more likely to be multiplatform.”

And so the demise of a great PC gaming hope begins à la the announcement of Crysis 2.

PS — Any chance of ArmA III coming off Steam?

 

ArmA on consoles ?

Mwahahahaa. Good joke.

Who in their right mind would even think of that?
“Tactical military fans” ? Seriously?

“Tactical military fans” play on pc and the ones that I know do so since OFP or earlier. ArmA is more like a flightsim with all its complex controls, that sort of thing has no place on a console.

I hope BIS stays true to that.

 

Operation Flashpoint Elite on Xbox was a lot of fun. Gave console users, at least on the first Xbox, a taste of the OFP/ArmA genre, and it actually played really well and was quite well done.

Looking forward to not only ARMA 4 being multiplatform, therefore hopefully more optimised, but BIS having quite a few more dollars up their sleeve post DayZ

 
 

They better not put Arma 4 on consoles. Would ruin the development of the game by restricking it to the pathetic standards of consoles. Arma wouldn’t survive a controller.

 

michaels750:
They better not put Arma 4 on consoles. Would ruin the development of the game by restricking it to the pathetic standards of consoles. Arma wouldn’t survive a controller.

You do realise of course that ArmA2 already has controller support implemented, even showing the Xbox buttons, and that it is sufficiently playable using this? I don’t see the ArmA world having ended yet because someone attached a gamepad to the game. Streamlining the controls does not dumb down ArmA.

 

gamingken,

Streamlining, that’s the word Crytek used to describe what they did to the nanosuit for Crysis 2.

:(

 
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