The leaked marketing guide appears to confirm that Arma 4 will not be the next entry in the franchise from Bohemia Interactive, but will instead be a PC and console game called Arma Reforger.
The manual says that due to the “complexity of Arma 4 development”, Arma Reforger will be a “bridge” between Arma 3 and what will eventually be the fourth official game in the series. While it may not be the Arma 4 he was hoping for, it does appear to be using Bohemia’s new Enfusion engine.
It is said that Arma Reforger will take place on the fictional island of Everon in the Atlantic Ocean and take place in “Alternate 1989” during the conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union. The game is described as a “military simulation game (as opposed to a “simulation”), suggesting that it may be more accessible than the main games.
Bohemia hopes to make this game, which will be on the new Enfusion engine, comfortable with new gadgets in time for Arma 4, when it arrives. In doing so, the Arma 4 should have a thriving mod community at launch.
The marketing guide also notes that Bohemia will continue to work with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the company will continue to work on features focused on “combating humanitarian war” by continuing to “expose, disseminate and strengthen IHL in the game.”
Arma 3 was released in 2013 and misleading footage of the game has recently been used as fake news footage of the fighting in Ukraine.
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