Bohemia Interactive today announced the availability of Zeus, a DLC (downloadable content) for Arma 3 which delivers a new form of multiplayer, in which players can take on the role of Game Master and curate the online battles of other players.
Inspired by popular tabletop games such as Dungeons & Dragons, a limited number of players can assume the role of Game Master, and influence the multiplayer experience of those with boots on the ground. Watching the battlefield from a bird's-eye view, wielding an intuitive real-time editor, Zeus can create, manipulate or expand mission content to generate new stories and a flow of challenges. The result is dynamic, unscripted combat gameplay - and multiplayer sessions which are filled with unexpected, challenging, and creative events.
The Zeus multiplayer concept works across all familiar multiplayer game types, such as Team Deathmatch and Sector Control, where players can either work with or go up against Zeus. The most distinctive game type in Arma 3 Zeus, however, is Zeus Game Master, in which Game Masters are entirely free to create objectives, spawn units, and steer players across Arma 3's massive Altis and Stratis terrains.