It’s unlikely that anybody is really surprised by the news that Arma 3 has been delayed into 2013, but still, Bohemia Interactive has capped off a fairly “eventful” year with the news that the game’s release plans won’t be finalised until sometime in the new year.
What sort of eventful, I hear you ask? Well, there’s still two developers from the studio remanded in Greek jail on alleged espionage charges, and that’s enough to throw anyone’s plans into disarray. Plus, Project Lead Daniel Musil left the company somewhat unexpectedly, in order to “pursue other opportunities”, leaving the company a little bit in the lurch.
Joris-Jan van ‘t Land has stepped up to fill Musil’s shoes, putting his ten years of Bohemia experience to good use.
We’ve been in the process of implementing changes that will help us innovate as a studio under unexpected circumstances – facing problems we simply couldn’t have imagined.
We’re still trying to make sense of the situation and hope that our colleagues will be released soon. Although their plight has certainly affected us on a personal level, we continue working on the tasks identified as key to the release of Arma 3.
At this stage, the new release date for Arma 3 has not been set, but van ‘t Land hopes that this latest update “provides some answers” when it comes to the project’s status.
We’re currently sorting the specifics so we can deliver a more complete announcement at the beginning of next year.