Bohemia Interactive has announced that the single player campaign for Arma 3 won’t arrive until after the game is officially released.
The developer now plans to release in the campaign across three free DLC episodes called Survive, Adapt and Win.
The game will still ship with 12 single player showcase missions – as well as “three faction showcases, nine multiplayer scenarios, a set of 10 firing drill challenges, over 20 vehicles, more than 40 weapons, five factions, the powerful scenario editor and modding support” spread across two islands sized 270km² and 20 km² respectively.
“This was not a decision we made lightly,” Arma 3’s project lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land said. “As game creators, we love developing and playing through campaigns so, to those awaiting ours, we say: sorry for the delay.
“After talking a lot about a focus on quality over the last year, it simply did not feel right to compromise now. Rather than pushing back the entire game, we launch this year with an awesome package – a splendid kick off for the Arma 3 experience.”
Arma 3 is currently scheduled for a Q3 2013 release although PC players can buy the beta release on Steam right now. An exact release date is scheduled to be confirmed later this week.