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ARMA 3 announced

ARMA 3 announced

Developer Bohemia has announced Arma 3 and confirmed DirectX 10 graphics as minimum.

Developer Bohemia Interactive has announced the latest in its series military simulators, Arma 3 and revealed some of the minimum specs for the game.

The announcement comes via the official website, which says the game will be based on a Mediterranean island and focus on NATO forces fighting Eastern armies.

'After years of intense warfare against Eastern armies, Europe has become the last stand for the battered NATO forces,' says the announcement.

'On the verge of being driven into the sea, NATO command embarks upon a most desperate measure. In the hope of seizing what seems to be a well-guarded military secret, Operation Magnitude is launched. A small group of Special Forces and Researchers are sent to a Mediterranean island deep behind enemy lines.'

Bohemia Interactive has also revealed some of the minimum specs that the game is being targeted for...

RAM: 2GB
CPU: Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon Phenom X4 or faster
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260 or ATI Radeon HD 5770 with Shader Model 3 and 896 MB VRAM
Other: DirectX 10 minimum

The game is currently slated for a 2012 release and will feature multiplayer, singlplayer, vehicles, customisable loadouts and an extensive editor for players to make their own content with.

Check out the in-game screenshots below, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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DragunovHUN 19th May 2011, 16:45 Quote
FML.
will_123 19th May 2011, 16:47 Quote
So horny. Those screen shots look beautiful.
Canon 19th May 2011, 16:47 Quote
Sweet, this is getting a pre-order when available.
Hovis 19th May 2011, 17:01 Quote
Time to start saving for that new PC.
TheBoyBest 19th May 2011, 17:10 Quote
Nice - so I guess those images are DX13b then lol [joke]
Valinor 19th May 2011, 17:15 Quote
For minimum specs, I think those are the highest I've seen.

Looks impressive though, so it'd be worth it.
bogie170 19th May 2011, 17:36 Quote
They seriously need to make this have simulation mode and an arcade mode.

ARMA2 has too many buttons and makes the game hard work. They need a gui interface for orders similar to BF2.

This will then make the game more accessable for casual gamers which in turn will make them more money.
Parge 19th May 2011, 17:37 Quote
I can't go back to games without destructible scenery after BFBC2!

High minimum specs. I think 2012 is when I will think about replacing my CPU.
Centy-face 19th May 2011, 17:48 Quote
Well I guess making the min specs so ridiculous is one way to leave 80% of PC gamers out in the cold.
Hustler 19th May 2011, 17:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hovis
Time to start saving for that new PC.

Lol..you think that will help?.....even the most powerful rig back in 2009 when ARMA II launched was next to useless at running it..

Even today, you will struggle to build a PC that can run it at a consistantly smooth frame rate above 30fps....and please note the word 'consistantly'.
r3loaded 19th May 2011, 17:53 Quote
Minimum specs: Core i5 and a 5770. WOW! Nice to see a dev taking advantage of the PC's sheer power.
play_boy_2000 19th May 2011, 17:54 Quote
Unless they plan on releasing in late 2012 (after december 21st :D ?), then those minimum specs seem a bit high. I'm all for cutting out the integrated graphics and low end cards, but unless this is going to be DX11 only, support for some of the high end (at the time) DX10 cards (ATI 48xx series, etc) should be included, even if they have to run at 640x480.
Jack_Pepsi 19th May 2011, 18:21 Quote
F-YEAH!

:D
Parge 19th May 2011, 18:25 Quote
Remember, this is a hardcore shooter, made for hardcore PC gamers - not some kind of COD ripoff. Those types of people will likely have access to the latest hardware.

Also, a 5770 isnt exactly cutting edge now, and certainly won't be in 2012.
SMIFFYDUDE 19th May 2011, 18:30 Quote
I've only just got my PC to run Arma 2 smoothly, and now I read this. Hopefully it will still be enough.
Ninja_182 19th May 2011, 18:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Remember, this is a hardcore shooter, made for hardcore PC gamers - not some kind of COD ripoff. Those types of people will likely have access to the latest hardware.

Also, a 5770 isnt exactly cutting edge now, and certainly won't be in 2012.

I don't know, I consider myself one of the 'hardcore' but that doesn't make me any less broke :(
sharpethunder 19th May 2011, 18:37 Quote
dx10 card min no dx9 looking forward to it loving arma2
TheMusician 19th May 2011, 18:41 Quote
ARMA 2 ran rather decently on my 4850. Doubt this will, though.
douglatins 19th May 2011, 19:06 Quote
PFFT this are photographs you dont fool me!

LOL JK THIS LOOKS AWESOME PC F.T.W.
Gunsmith 19th May 2011, 19:37 Quote
TO THE FUTURE!
feathers 19th May 2011, 20:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hovis
Time to start saving for that new PC.

Lol..you think that will help?.....even the most powerful rig back in 2009 when ARMA II launched was next to useless at running it..

Even today, you will struggle to build a PC that can run it at a consistantly smooth frame rate above 30fps....and please note the word 'consistantly'.

My rig runs it full detail at considerably higher FPS. 2 x liquid cooled 560Ti MSI Twin Frozr II with the crappy air coolers removed.
true_gamer 19th May 2011, 21:52 Quote
Looks awesome!
devdevil85 19th May 2011, 22:51 Quote
Can't wait to another Zombie Apocalypse mod.
Deadpunkdave 20th May 2011, 01:15 Quote
yet another reason that Intel need to sort out heir naming conventions: which i5?
the_kille4 20th May 2011, 01:34 Quote
hmmm.... another reason to build a LGA 1356 based rig
Adnoctum 20th May 2011, 05:42 Quote
I would imagine the Quad-core requirement is probably for the number of threads the game (or the engine) will be programmed for, whereas the low HD5770 requirement is the minimum required to output a playable game to 1280x1024, a bare minimum resolution.
Jehla 20th May 2011, 09:37 Quote
So my 4870 will just about run it on minimum?! It's been a good card, still time to look for something shiny and new. when does the 7000 series come out?
itrush07 20th May 2011, 10:00 Quote
Wow, this is going to be an interesting one, too bad my pc can't handle this thing.. Hmm..
will_123 20th May 2011, 10:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogie170
They seriously need to make this have simulation mode and an arcade mode.

ARMA2 has too many buttons and makes the game hard work. They need a gui interface for orders similar to BF2.

This will then make the game more accessable for casual gamers which in turn will make them more money.

Why they are making full use of what power the PC can offer! Its great seeing developers doing this!
They obviously make enough money of it just hitting the niche market and its a game/community that is expanding by the day with users!
Sarakon 20th May 2011, 10:40 Quote
I knew all the money i spent on my new PC was worth it :D
Xir 20th May 2011, 12:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Remember, this is a hardcore shooter, made for hardcore PC gamers - not some kind of COD ripoff.
No, it's a MilSim. Hardware costs are not an issue :D
Dedlite 20th May 2011, 12:41 Quote
I def. won't be buying this the day it comes out - look at the two games - bug-ridden, and not worth having until after the bugs are ironed out. I'm not paying to be a Bohemia tester any more.
trig 20th May 2011, 18:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by feathers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hovis
Time to start saving for that new PC.

Lol..you think that will help?.....even the most powerful rig back in 2009 when ARMA II launched was next to useless at running it..

Even today, you will struggle to build a PC that can run it at a consistantly smooth frame rate above 30fps....and please note the word 'consistantly'.

My rig runs it full detail at considerably higher FPS. 2 x liquid cooled 560Ti MSI Twin Frozr II with the crappy air coolers removed.

i assume you plunked the extra for those cards over stock 560 ti's for the power phases?

also, you should give me one...cause i'm a nice guy...
CowBlazed 20th May 2011, 19:56 Quote
I wonder how this will treat a highly overclocked C2D.
Star*Dagger 21st May 2011, 09:59 Quote
Those are minimum specs for games a year old.



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DragunovHUN 21st May 2011, 15:38 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
I can't go back to games without destructible scenery after BFBC2!
ARMA 2 has destructible buildings.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Those are minimum specs for games a year old.



.

Really? Show me one videogame that has minimum requirements like that.
Canon 21st May 2011, 16:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Those are minimum specs for games a year old.



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You appear to have dropped a period.
McVittees 21st May 2011, 21:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hovis
Time to start saving for that new PC.

Isn't saving for a new pc a perpetual state? ;-)
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 21st May 2011, 23:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogie170
They seriously need to make this have simulation mode and an arcade mode.

ARMA2 has too many buttons and makes the game hard work. They need a gui interface for orders similar to BF2.

This will then make the game more accessable for casual gamers which in turn will make them more money.

Hey how about you just go play Call of Duty like the rest of the casual gamers and leave the more Core Games like Arma to us gamers who can handle the complexities of games that require brain and skill to play.

So please stop trying to "DUMB DOWN" every single game for the sake of cash and casual gamers. Bohemia Interactive is on there 7th game stand alone game so I'm sure they cash stable.
Dedlite 22nd May 2011, 10:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krayzie_B.o.n.e.
Bohemia Interactive is on there 7th game stand alone game so I'm sure they cash stable.

lol, 'stable' is one word that DOESN'T come to mind when playing the released Arma 2, etc. right back to the original Operation Flashpoint.
Phil Rhodes 22nd May 2011, 13:49 Quote
Yeah but.

Arma 2 is practically unplayable, and better graphics won't help. It's the only game I've bought at full retail price in errr several years and it was a complete waste of money.
bnicholls195 22nd May 2011, 19:50 Quote
Downloaded the demo off steam and wasnt too impresed really. Have to wait and see what the new one offers.
rogerrabbits 24th May 2011, 03:45 Quote
Heres my point of view. Those requirements are very low, considering its 2012! My PC is similar to that already, today, so by then I will have a nice upgrade.

Also, I would have Arma 2 in my top 5 games of all time. I think some people should give it more time. Its not unplayable because i play it really well on my mid range gamer computer. If its unplayable for you then you need to configure it differently or something. Also when you play it offline, its pretty bad no matter what you do. You have to play it online or its best to not buy it.

I cant wait for Arma3!
SB-1991 31st October 2011, 21:27 Quote
This looks brilliant BUT I've owned ArmA, ArmA 2 and Operation Arrowhead and although they are great and visually stunning, they seem buggy and it's the one game I cannot run at max settings! It's also hard to adapt from run and gun COD to milsim. I'm undecided if I'll buy it as of yet. Also have no idea of how the story ended in each game.
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