Bohemia Interactive has released in early access on Steam a new part of its tactical shooter Arma Reforger. Although it is presented as a separate game (it costs UAH 399 on Steam), it is rather a “first look” and at the same time a testing ground for a full-fledged continuation of the series – Arma 4.
Arma Reforger is being developed on the new Enfusion engine, which will later be the basis of Arma 4, and the developer plans to test new solutions on it and give enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about new technologies.
Temporary access to Arma Reforger is planned for one year, the game features one map, two modes – network Conflict and Game Master script editor, and its own modification workshop (where there is already an official modification with an additional Capture and Hold mode). The game does not have a single-user mode, only multiplayer, but there is already the possibility of creating modifications. It seems that Bohemia Interactive thus wants to have a significant amount of user content at once on the release of Arma 4.
Available map is the fictional island of Everon in the North Sea with an area of 51 square km, where the events of Operation Flashpoint/ArmA: Cold War Assault took place. Reproduced on the new Enfusion engine, the island will be well known to all fans of the original game, but with modern graphics.
In addition to the PC, Arma Reforger is planned for release on Xbox Series X|S consoles, and modifications will be available on consoles as well. The release date of Arma 4 is not yet announced.