Posted on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 6:26 PM by Cheddah
From next week onward, Tuesday March 5th, all are welcome to try out the authentic military gameplay and assist in the game’s development by participating in theArma 3 Alpha. The Alpha will feature a limited amount of playable and sandbox content, receive regular updates and remain accessible until Arma 3’s Beta starts – which is expected in the second quarter of this year. The complete version of Arma 3 is scheduled for release in Q3 2013.
This definitely leads me to believe that a release date is on the horizon. I have heard many players/streamers opinions that if Rocket was just now releasing video of the standalone’s motion capture then the game was months away. I don’t see it that way and here is why. Rocket has been very non-committal on a timeline for his project and when WarZ was doing well he almost released it in December. I think that the motion capture video/work has been in the workings for a month or two and he is now releasing it to entice the DayZ community. I see a release date announced within 2 weeks and a release date in the middle of April. Now let’s move onto Arma 3.
Here is a sneak peak into the new graphics/lighting’s system in Arma 3. I personally think the realism delivered in this trailer leads many players to understand the the hard work involved in the Arma 3 engine which is incredible to the naked eye. I see Arma 3′s own version of the DayZ mod being ready by the summer/integrated into Arma 3 so that they will generate more sales. I see no harm done in doing so because like before anything that Rocket touches seems to turn to gold. Arma 2′s sales soared over 1.5 million copies since the inception of DayZ. What went from just a mod for friends and possibly 500 people has become a household name and created quite a following. The Bohemia Developers have created a great product in the Arma series and I know I am very excited to purchase/play the Alpha release.
Jay Crow and the other Devs of Arma 3 have been very forthcoming with information and graphics throughout the release. Here is a few of the graphics for underwater warfare and night vision. The one difference I see with all of the new images for Arma 3 is the updated graphics system. I have played Arma 2 as well as the DayZ mod and I definitely tell a difference from watching videos to HD Screen shots which is very exciting. Also the game mechanics and weapon systems seem to be much smoother than its predecessors which has much to do with the Arma 3 engine. Many thought DayZ would be run off of the same engine and that is not the case at this point. Check out the Arma 3 official site for more details. the link is highlighted below.