Arma 3 delayed to 2013, requires more time for polish, says Bohemia

Tactical shooter Arma 3 is postponed until 2013, developer Bohemia Interactive announced this morning.

The company stated that the game requires more time in development in order to "reach its full potential." The studio expects to finalize all release plans next year.

Bohemia senior designer Joris-Jan van ‘t Land recently took over at project lead for Arma 3 after Daniel Musil left to pursue other opportunities.

"We're currently sorting the specifics so we can deliver a more complete announcement at the beginning of next year," said van 't Land in a press release.

Land said that the company is still making changes to cope with the arrest and jailing of Bohemia employees Ivan Buchta and Martin Pezlar in Greece. Both are being held on charges of espionage and are waiting on legal proceeds. The two were vacationing on Lemnos, an island that inspired Arma 3's environment.

"We're still trying to make sense of the situation and hope that our colleagues will be released soon," van't Land said. "Although their plight has certainly affected us on a personal level, we continue working on the tasks identified as key to the release of Arma 3."

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