ArmA 3 island renamed after Greek arrests

The fictional Greek island of Limnos has been renamed Altis, as ArmA 3 studio Bohemia Interactive distances itself from the country that arrested two of its developers last year.

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Originally, the military FPS was all to feature the fictional location, which drew heavily on the real Greek island of Lemnos, found in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Now though, following the arrest and trial of Ivan and Martin (now out on bail), it seems that Bohemia has changed its collective mind on the matter.

In an official statement:

The decision follows an incident involving the arrest of two Bohemia Interactive employees, who were spending their holidays on Lemnos. Both were detained for 129 days on suspicion of espionage. They were recently released on bail.

In view of recent events, the team no longer feels passionate about using the previous name, ‘Limnos’, and hopes that the new identity, ‘Altis’, will help emphasize the fictional nature of the game. A secondary, significantly smaller island in Arma 3, ‘Stratis’ will keep its name.

The new island of Altis will retain its Mediterranean nature and scenery, and only the name will be changed.

ArmA 3 is still in development at Bohemia, with a release date set to be announced later this month.

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