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ARMA 3 on console has been ‘dismissed’

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We often joke that PC gamers are missing out on various console-exclusive games, with discussions usually devolving into a for and against argument at the end of the day. But that initial joke runs in both directions. Sure, PC gamers don’t have access to GTA V or Killzone Shadow Fall, but console gamers are also missing out on several PC games. Like ARMA 3, which will always be on PC.

“We’ve basically dismissed it for ARMA 3,” project leader Joris-Jan van t’ Land said to Eurogamer about a possible port.

From the start it was developed as PC only, and it wouldn’t do it justice – there wouldn’t be an easy port to console. You’d really have to redesign stuff like how the controls work, and the interface, so for Arma 3 that’s out of the scope.

Bohemia has in the past attempted to bring the ARMA experience to console, such as AMA 2 for the Xbox 360. That project ended prematurely however. Still, while ARMA will most likely never make the leap from PC to console, that doesn’t mean that other Bohemia games will be strictly stuck on one platform in the future.

At the moment though, Bohemia is focusing on creating ARMA 3 content, with the staff spending “at least the next two years” on that game. “”We’re not talking about weapon packs and textures; we’re talking about significant, game-changing mechanics,” van t’ Land said.

2015 will be the year when we need to start thinking about what’s next. We don’t have concrete plans at the moment. I think it will be something in the franchise [the next game], but we’re not sure what. And the company is growing, as you’ve seen – many new offices – so there are more resources as well to handle multiple [things].

Well there goes my chance to drive an ARMAdillo tank on my console. Thank you I’ll be here all week.

Last Updated: March 25, 2014


  1. Those puns were ARMA-zing Darryn 😛


  2. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    March 25, 2014 at 11:40

    That’s a pity, I would have loved to play a bit of Arma 3 on my PS4. Sure I could play it on my PC now, but daddy Banana loves to lounge on his couch for those sessions of simulated violence.


    • Umar hearts Grandia

      March 25, 2014 at 11:57

      Papa wag vir jou?


  3. Kromas

    March 25, 2014 at 11:41

    The amount of controls needed to play ARMA properly they would have had to redesign the PS4 and XBONE Controllers. 😛

    #Forever KB+M


    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      March 25, 2014 at 12:07

      I’ve actually played Arma 2 with a controller. It is possible. Doesn’t work so nicely online, but it can be done.


      • Kromas

        March 25, 2014 at 12:09

        Was talking more ARMA 3. With the new 4 types of positioning and the new inventory system you will be hard pressed to play properly without 104 keys minimum 😛


      • Stan Smith

        March 25, 2014 at 19:53

        You must be a wizard. But arma 3 has quite a few more controls than arma 2.


  4. Hammersteyn

    March 25, 2014 at 11:43

    I would love to play this but I don’t want to spend a ARM-And-a-leg on a new graphics card


  5. Norm the Horrible

    March 25, 2014 at 11:53

    ARMA still stick with my Xbox 360. 🙂


  6. Umar hearts Grandia

    March 25, 2014 at 11:55

    GAF thread just posted linking to article lol


  7. Spathi

    March 25, 2014 at 12:05

    Well kudos to Bohemia for either doing it properly, or not doing it at all. Also, brilliant stuff for supporting your game for a substantial period after release. This is how it is supposed to be done!


  8. Mossel

    March 25, 2014 at 12:24

    ARMA put this game in my Steam wishlist.


  9. WilliamLewis

    March 25, 2014 at 13:33

    good plan… although i dont understand the picture with a model wearing camo sweatshirts……. http://dr.tl/771


  10. Happy Hamster

    March 25, 2014 at 13:40

    Since playing Arma 3 and modding for the game my consoles are gathering dust ,


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