New ARMA? Sweet.
E3 2011: Arma 3 Trailer
I love that the climax to the trailer is some helicopters firing at a tank... Then missing. Then the tank fires! Oh no!
ARMA II was a blast to watch in the creator mode with 800 plane dogfights, though I found myself dying far too much otherwise. Might not be for me.
Target. that. target. at... very far! (no wait, that's Arma 1)
This mockup-like trailer suggests that this game is not yet ready to be shown to people. When it's ready to be beta-tested, they'll put it on the shelves. A few months, patches, and Warfare mods later, it'll be time to upgrade your PC for real-deal Arma 3 :p
Live action trailers? Really? The other stuff looks a bit polished in post too. Its a bit lame that BI goes down this road after doing ingame trailers only in Arma 2. Oh well, we will see the real stuff when its ready I suppose.
One of the senior DICE programmers called Arma3 devs out on Twitter (not naming them, but it was clear). Arma (Bohemia) guys must have watched the BF3 desert tank action and felt pretty bad?
I think Operation Arrowhead was a great dissapointment. The scripting is broken, the physics, the AI and the overall Single Player experience is poor. Patches didn't make the game better, yet they pushed DLC out, instead fixing the performance, etc. Graphic engine scales but does not compete with modern day games. This trailer was just a hand in the air, trying to say: "hey, CoD and Battlefield players, we're still around too."
These guys are still a small team, no 100s of millions of dollars in their budget. I want my more realistic military shooter - but they have to write a new engine, that can compete with Frostbite2, CryEngine, UnrealE?
The Arma games have been janky ever since the very first Operation Flashpoint-- questionable vehicle physics, extremely poor AI pathfinding, uneven production values, bugs, complex UI, labyrinthine command menus, and (in practice) very high system requirements. All of that will be par for the course in Arma 3, most likely. Fact of the matter is, it's a niche game for enthusiasts and not a triple-A mainstream blockbuster.
However, the Arma games depict military operations at a scale that the DICE team would never dare to imagine for their Battlefield games, especially in Arma's "Warfare" multiplayer mode. It's not fair to compare the two. Battlefield is an action game, where Arma is a simulator. Its last major iteration (Operation Arrowhead) takes place on something like a 10 kilometer by 10 kilometer map.
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