This Modern Shooter Can't Come Soon Enough

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Earlier today, I made a little fun of an upcoming modern military shooter. I am now going to gush over a modern military shooter.

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The distinction? The first Medal of Honor (well, the latest one) pitched itself as a "real" military tale. Free of a World War 3 soap opera, it was about some guys fighting a war against other guys. Problem is that "war" was a series of corridors in which you couldn't even walk through a door unless the game said you could.

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There's a reason Modern Warfare games are full of explosions. It's to distract you from that kind of linearity.

Here, on the other hand, are some screenshots from the upcoming ArmA III by Bohemia Interactive. I couldn't be more excited about this. The last ArmA game, bugs and all, was a blast. Dropping you in an open world where a single bullet could kill you, it was tough, yes, but it also felt real.

BI have today released these new screenshots for the game, along with word that after E3 there'll be a community "alpha", with a proper open beta to follow.

SCANNING THE HORIZON: ARMA 3 IN 2012 [ArmA III]

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This is conjecture, albeit fairly experienced: you should be able to run Arma III about the same settings as you currently run Arma II - the next instalment has a proper physics engine, with x64 support for more memory, and better lighting and graphical implementation. Even though there will be graphical improvements, the increase in efficiency of implementation should balance it out.

I wouldn't worry too much about your rig for this, Arma II screenshots look amazing too, and you can really produce similar results on a low-med end machine - there are so many options such as draw distance etc that allow you to really push it. Not to mention the fact that Arma III will include detail draw distances and things that Arma II just didn't have.

Just look out for the open alpha (June) and benchmark. But it's Bohemia, so expect an entirely different game between then and release.

For now, Arma II still offers unrivalled gameplay - go ahead and compare BF3, but they're two completely different styles of games that can't replace eachother on any account. You might as well compare apples and tits.