Bohemia Interactive, famous by Arma series and the last year’s scandal with Greek authorities, is preparing to launch Arma 3 alpha version. Those who made a pre-order in Steam are invited to participate in the project’s testing.
An early game’s version will open the Stratis island, which is situated close to the main campaign areas. There will be four gameplay demonstration missions: infantry, combat swimmers, ground vehicles and helicopters. Also two more maps for multiplayer mode and a level editor. Creative Director of the project, Jay Crowe, in his blog commented on this early access to Arma 3:
"This step will allow us as early as possible correct all problem areas of the game. We will find out the players opinion about game’s balance, graphics, storyline and the entire project as a whole, before its change will be impossible. "
The company has prepared a set of packages that will allow to participate in tests and contain some game’s bonuses. Steam: Alpha Pack and Deluxe Edition for 32.99 and 49.99 USD, respectively, include the alpha, beta, and the final version of Arma 3, and the ability to invite friends to the test, with the difference that besides other content, there is an Operation Flashpoint: Cold War gift version in the Deluxe Edition. As Well there is an Arma 3 Supporter Edition, for 91.99 USD, which includes all of the above, the Arma X license, all future Arma 3’ DLCs, honorary medals, titles, and other pleasant things.