The Arma 3 Alpha provides players with the opportunity to try out and provide feedback on the game's military sandbox gameplay
Releasing a new video, Bohemia Interactive announced today the start of the alpha test for Arma 3 which feature four missions (Infantry, Vehicles, SCUBA and Helicopter), a limited subset of weapons and vehicles, two multiplayer scenarios, the scenario editor and modding support. Whereas the final game will also feature the 270 km˛ Mediterrean island of Altis, the Alpha is positioned on Stratis - which hosts 20 km˛ of rugged terrain, expansive forests and a man-made airbase.
In related news, Bohemia Interactive plans to release a free, limited version of the Arma 3 Alpha on March 14th, 2013. This version, named Arma 3 Alpha Lite, does not include multiplayer or modding - and requires an invite from people who have purchased the regular Arma 3 Alpha.