Not next-gen, not current-gen.
By Tim Colwill 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.”