Moving into the third year after official launch, Bohemia Interactive today announced its development plans for Arma 3 in the upcoming year. Introduced via a new post on the Arma 3 developer’s blog, the 2016-17 roadmap reveals a variety of planned DLC content, as well as post-release support in the form of free platform updates.
While the Apex expansion, which released this Summer, marked a pinnacle moment in the game’s development journey, players still have a lot more to look forward to. Bohemia Interactive will continue to work on Arma 3 by improving existing content and features, optimizing game performance, and supporting the creation and installation of player-created content.
In addition, Bohemia Interactive also revealed brand new game content content, which aims to expand the combined arms nature of Arma 3 - providing fresh gameplay opportunities for existing players, while also attracting “new players looking for a gateway to a massive military experience”. Five downloadable content packages are scheduled:
- Arma 3 Jets DLC (Q1 2017 - ETA)
- Arma 3 'Orange' DLC (Q2 2017 - TBC)
- Arma 3 Malden Free DLC (June 2017)
- Arma 3 Tac-Ops DLC (Q3 2017 - TBC)
- Arma 3 Tanks DLC (TBA)
Arma 3’s Creative Director, Jay Crowe:
"The creation of a new roadmap always represents a splendid opportunity to reflect upon our past efforts and think carefully about new opportunities. Our third post-release roadmap aims to strike a balance between investing in the future, and serving the needs of the Arma 3 platform and playerbase with an ambitious line-up of new gameplay, features, and content".
For more Intel on the 2016-17 roadmap, and a brief overview of the planned new DLC, be sure to read the entire post on the Arma 3 developer's blog.