Arma 3 To Be A Steam Exclusive

Development hurdles were the main cause.

Posted By | On 21st, Feb. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Bohemia Interactive have announced that Arma 3 will only be playable via Steam. This decision was taken due to the hurdles they faced in the development process.

Project Lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land explains that in order to release the game in 2013, they had to take such a  step.

“As an independent developer, we’re constantly evaluating the way we develop, distribute and publish games. Valve made tremendous improvements to their system, which made the installation/update process much more user-friendly – for both developers and customers“ , adds Bohemia Interactive’s founder and CEO, Marek Španěl.

“We realize that some people may find it difficult to migrate to a new platform, especially if they were used to purchasing and playing our games without any external third-party application. We have evaluated the pros and cons, but in the end Steam enables us to release Arma 3, brings massive advantages to the game, and improves the end-user experience. Not to forget, the majority of our players already come from Steam.“

The development team is also looking to add new features using Steamworks.

Joris-Jan van ‘t Land said,  “Valve’s Steamworks offers some cool features that can help us to enhance the Arma experience where it matters. We’ll save the exact details for a later update, but to summarize our priorities in two key words: user-generated content and multiplayer.”

The developer has assured that this decision will pay off and fans will see the results.


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