ARMA 3 pre-order?

ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Kenex05 » 12 Feb 13, 10:39 pm

It seems like some retailers already have A3 listed for pre-orders.
There is no solid plan for Steam compatibility as of yet, and I'd prefer to have a real copy of the game anyway so I might just make a pre-order hoping that I'd be able to pick it up as soon as it arrives the store.
I know it might differ depending on the locations, but I was wondering if anyone have pre-order experience with any retailers previously ?
If not what are your plans for A3?
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby DarkMellie » 12 Feb 13, 11:21 pm

I'll be grabbing mine from BI's store directly I reckon, they're my favourite devs so I'd prefer the majority of my money go to them directly.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Goshawk » 13 Feb 13, 6:42 am

I haven't really been following its development that much. Does anyone know when it's due out?
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby brimlad » 13 Feb 13, 7:04 am

I don't think BiS even know; given the disruptions they had last year I would guess late winter or early spring at best. I'll be waiting for firm timing before considering a pre-order, though, ARMA3 probably doesn't need one.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Baskerville » 13 Feb 13, 9:34 am

Prague, Czech Republic, Friday 1 February 2013

Bohemia Interactive has renamed the main island of its upcoming mil-sim game, Arma 3. The new name, ‘Altis’, reflects the distinctive Mediterranean identity of its environment, but distinguishes it from the real-world Greek island of Lemnos, which has served as the main source of inspiration.

The decision follows an incident involving the arrest of two Bohemia Interactive employees, who were spending their holidays on Lemnos. Both were detained for 129 days on suspicion of espionage. They were recently released on bail.

Arma 3’s main island (approx. 350 km²) is inspired by the beautiful environment of the Greek island, Lemnos (approx. 475 km²), artistically re-created based on commercially and publicly available data. It was originally chosen to be the centre-piece of the game after Bohemia Interactive's CEO, Marek Spanel, visited the island on vacation several years ago and shared his impressions with the Arma 3 development team.

However, in view of recent events, the team no longer feels passionate about using the previous name, 'Limnos', and hopes that the new identity, ‘Altis’, will help emphasize the fictional nature of the game. A secondary, significantly smaller island in Arma 3, ‘Stratis’ (approx. 20 km²), will keep its name.

Joris-Jan van 't Land, Project Lead on Arma 3, explains:
"As part of the creative process, our virtual environments are often rooted in real-life locations and, during development, they evolve and grow along with our design. The resulting fictional environment is often close to its inspiration, but it's never exactly the same - nor would we want it to be. For us, 'Altis' echoes the Mediterranean heart of our island, but differentiates it from any undesired real-life connotations."

Starting with the successful Arma: Cold War Assault (originally titled Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis*) in 2001, Arma 3 is the latest installment in the award-winning tactical military shooter series by Bohemia Interactive. This PC-exclusive video game, which is set in 2035, provides an authentic combat experience in a massive military sandbox. Running on a brand new version of the Real Virtuality™ engine, Arma 3 features a wide variety of single- and multiplayer gameplay - supported by limitless opportunities for content creation.

Arma 3 is scheduled for release in 2013. More precise details will be announced later this month.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Death Mittens » 13 Feb 13, 10:03 am

Remember when they were planning to have a community alpha around August / September last year?

Oh well, I recall that was delayed due to changing from PhysX 2.0 to PhysX 3.x around that time which would probably mean that a lot of things had to be completely reworked, and then there was the latest issue in Greece (which still isn't over and will no doubt cause further setbacks). I can't really complain though, delays should only allow more time for a better end product.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby brimlad » 14 Feb 13, 7:08 am

Death Mittens wrote:I can't really complain though, delays should only allow more time for a better end product.
Definitely, arma is one of those titles your happy for them to get it right before they offer it to the public; a broken arma3 would not be fun.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Radioman » 15 Feb 13, 11:24 pm

brimlad wrote:
Death Mittens wrote:I can't really complain though, delays should only allow more time for a better end product.
Definitely, arma is one of those titles your happy for them to get it right before they offer it to the public; a broken arma3 would not be fun.


this is to say Arma 1, 2, OA, etc were bugless upon release :P
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby brimlad » 16 Feb 13, 7:11 am

bugs yes I expect, maybe even slightly lame would be workable; broken would be sad though.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Goshawk » 16 Feb 13, 7:35 am

I'm just hoping that a lot of the improvements we're now seeing via implementation of the CCP will make it through into Arma 3 :)
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Tonmeister. » 16 Feb 13, 10:09 am

i doubt arma will ever be free of some retarded element being buggy and broken. at least this one will look friggen awsome, and the fun to be had bouncing ragdolls around the map...
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby UnderTow » 16 Feb 13, 12:58 pm

@Ken

i preordered a game at EB games at TTP, had no probs they even gave me the game before the release date..

they will probably have A3 as i got all my armas from there.

give them a try..
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby InAUGral » 16 Feb 13, 1:15 pm

I wouldnt jump on the preorder train just yet. At the least wait until you see it pop up on digital stores first because there is likely a much better deal to be had from digital sites than a retail copy. I am holding hopes that there will be a GOG.com version or that their official site will offer a good price.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby UnderTow » 16 Feb 13, 6:50 pm

InAUGral wrote:I wouldnt jump on the preorder train just yet. At the least wait until you see it pop up on digital stores first because there is likely a much better deal to be had from digital sites than a retail copy. I am holding hopes that there will be a GOG.com version or that their official site will offer a good price.



ye not sure if you read the OP but hes asking for a location near him that is reliable for selling pre ordered hard copies!!!
hes not looking for the cheapest possible deal! and ill be doing the same as him..
but i would still wait for a confirmed date before pre ordering.
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Re: ARMA 3 pre-order?

Unread postby Kenex05 » 16 Feb 13, 10:16 pm

Thanks UnderTow ;) , thats going to be my first choice if nothing comes across my mind after the details being released later this month
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