Releasing these four fresh screenshots
, Bohemia Interactive
announced that an alpha test for Arma 3
will start on March 5th, 2013, and will feature four missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA and Helicopter), a limited subset of weapons and vehicles, two multiplayer scenarios, the scenario editor and modding support. The 20 km² island of Stratis, which is positioned right off the coast from Arma 3's main destination Altis (270 km²), will form the backdrop of the Arma 3 Alpha.
The alpha version will receive regular updates and remain accessible until Arma 3’s beta test will begin in Q2 2013. The full and final version of Arma 3 is scheduled for release in Q3 2013.
To participate in the Alpha, people can purchase the Arma 3 Alpha (24.99 EUR/19.99 GBP/32.99 USD) or Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition (39.99 EUR/34.99 GBP/49.99 USD) on Steam. Extras in the Digital Deluxe Edition include a digital soundtrack, digital maps, digital tactical guide, and a Steam Gift of Arma: Cold War Assault (formerly known as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis). Both versions include access to the Arma 3 Beta plus a digital copy of the complete game upon release. The price of each edition will increase once the Arma 3 Beta and final game become available.