*Arma 3 is going Steam-exclusive to make its 2013 release
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Arma 3 is going Steam-exclusive to make its 2013 release

0

Doing so will allow Bohemia to focus on actual game development

Last year, much of the news surrounding Arma 3 had to do with two members of its development team getting charged with espionage and arrested in Greece, not with the game itself. Bohemia Interactive is "on the verge of revealing [its] plans" and has announced that the title will be exclusive to Steam in a blog post.

To put it bluntly: "we feel that without going Steam-exclusive, we would not be able to release Arma 3 in 2013." Considering the game was already only releasing for PC, I don't think the decision will be controversial among most players, but Bohemia has backed up its rationale.

"All in all, this means we can as developers do what we like most: game development," wrote Bohemia's Joris-Jan van 't Land. "And by doing what we like, the results are inevitably better. There is a lot of work that surrounds delivering a game that is anything but creative. Without such work however, we could not survive as a business and keep making games. Please realize that any benefit to us as developers, ultimately should be a benefit to you as player. By going with the chosen approach, we get back into the game."

Specifically, Steamworks functionality such as "Delta-patching and more direct administration of our games without a middle-man" was cited. "Had it not been for that, we would have been much more hesitant to make the decision."

\ We've blogged about this before: read (12) back stories 

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Developer stuff #Digital Distribution #First-person shooter #Military #PC #Simulators #Steam
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jordan DevoreManaging Editor, Co-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10217Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers283

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more
Similar stories on Destructoid:
 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

User Avatar
karmafalcon


Since 6:37 PM on 04.16.2016

absolutfreak
absolutfreak


Since 1:25 AM on 08.06.2013

molamolacolacake
molamolacolacake


Since 8:24 AM on 12.17.2011

Josh1794
Josh1794


Since 5:44 PM on 09.08.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!