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rudedog
12-07-05, 08:21 PM
This looks very interesting, we will be keeping an eye on this one guys.


Prague, Czech Republic - 2nd December 2005

Armed Assault
Format: PC CDROM
Genre: First person military combat simulation
Release date: H1 2006
Publisher: To be determined

Ultimate Combat Simulation


Brought to you by the creators of Operation Flashpoint*: Armed Assault (ArmA) will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming.

ArmA features a new engine with a fresh modern setting and focuses on freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation, based on a technology used to train real soldiers around the world, including U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and Australian Defense Forces.

"We aim to again deliver the ultimate military simulation for PC, improving the successful gameplay formula of our debut PC game release Operation Flashpoint. It's refreshing for us to focus again on PC game development after years spent working on the Xbox platform and we work hard to make sure not to disappoint the expectations of the great community that built around Operation Flashpoint with this new game." explains Marek Spanel, director and co-founder of Bohemia Interactive.

In ArmA, players will be able to seamlessly explore massive environments (over 200 sq. kilometres) and combat intelligent enemies that try to out think and outmaneuver you. In ArmA it is important to preserve the lives of yourself and your squad members in the heat of a modern armed conflict. Jump into any of a large selection of available vehicles, including armored vehicles and aircraft.



Progress Update

Bohemia Interactive are delighted to announce that Viktor Bocan, the lead mission designer of Operation Flashpoint and the Resistance expansion has rejoined the team to oversee the ArmA project: "When I was asked to participate in finishing the ArmA project I had absolutely no idea how far it had progressed in the past few months. Now it's not just an "extension" or something; the game has become a real successor to Operation Flashpoint in terms of scale, detail and possibilities". says Viktor Bocan.

Development of Armed Assault (ArmA) is progressing rapidly and Bohemia Interactive is currently looking for a publisher. Armed Assault is now planned to be released in H1 2006.


Bohemia Interactive are delighted to take this opportunity to reveal some more of the exciting features and enhancements that will be found in ArmA and release new screenshots showing ingame footage.



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Features/Advancements/Enhancements

Engine/Graphics
DX9 Engine incorporating many of the latest features, including High Dynamic Range rendering
Reworked lifelike animations.
Fully streaming game engine allowing extremely large environments loaded with various special effects. Environments
Environments are richly detailed and varied.
New huge sized battlefield (landmass exceeds that of all islands from Flashpoint & Resistance combined)
New densely populated battlefield (approximately twice the number of objects on all previous islands combined).
Dynamic weather and daytime simulation (including tides and star constellations)
Ambient wildlife. Gameplay
Large selection of weapons and vehicles.
Unique and proven combatant's AI.
New island containing large cities with many different, fully accessible buildings.
ArmA's campaign features a brand new story-line, with a modern day setting.
Campaign's setting and events inspired by real world events, military strategies and political doctrines.
Updated controls and command interface. Multiplayer
Large, persistent battles.
60+ player multiplayer (plus additional AI), players can join at any time.
Unique game modes introducing modes of play not seen in any other game.
Cooperative game modes. Custom content support
Open game architecture.
Building on top of the successful Operation Flashpoint addon and modding support.
Built-in scenario editor.
Versatile object/vehicle animation system.
Many useful scripting functions.
Mission wizards enable missions to be played with any addons. Official website: (http://www.armedassault.com)

LT.Schaffer
12-07-05, 08:26 PM
Yeah That's What i'm Waiting for(xmasgrin)
good thing you posted it here(xmastong)

agentkay
12-08-05, 04:13 AM
AFAIK, Armed Assault is not Flashpoint 2, its more something like Flashpoint 1.5. If you go to the BI forums, you can check out the "Next Generation PC Game" and thats actually Operation Flashpoint 2, and will be pushlished by Codemasters (they own the rights for the name/brand "Operation Flashpoint"). You remember the beautiful desert pictures that were released back at the E3? They were from OFP2, and NOT from Armed Assault.

Anyway, I´m glad they´ll release AA, because it will kill the time until OFP2 gets released.

jolle
12-08-05, 05:10 AM
Yeah I also heard something about this being a middle title before FP2 comes around..
Anyhow, doesnt look all that good (spoiled graphics***** here), but if its anywhere near as good as FP is, then it wont matter all that much..

zoomy942
12-08-05, 07:21 AM
operation flashpoint completes me

rudedog
12-08-05, 07:40 AM
AFAIK, Armed Assault is not Flashpoint 2, its more something like Flashpoint 1.5. If you go to the BI forums, you can check out the "Next Generation PC Game" and thats actually Operation Flashpoint 2, and will be pushlished by Codemasters (they own the rights for the name/brand "Operation Flashpoint"). You remember the beautiful desert pictures that were released back at the E3? They were from OFP2, and NOT from Armed Assault.

Anyway, I´m glad they´ll release AA, because it will kill the time until OFP2 gets released.

Isn't that because of some type of legal issues with codmasters and Bohemia Interactive? Weren't they fighting over who actually owns OP?

agentkay
12-08-05, 08:58 AM
Isn't that because of some type of legal issues with codmasters and Bohemia Interactive? Weren't they fighting over who actually owns OP?

I think I heard something like that as well. I mean they still work on OFP2, so they don´t hate each other too much but there is a reason why AA won´t be published by Codemasters. So far its got no publisher but I have no doubt that they will find one.

LT.Schaffer
12-08-05, 03:42 PM
Well CM owns the "Operation Flashpoint" Name.
which means that BIS have to either have CM as the publisher
of OFP2, or Name it something else...
Hence the reason this is named "Armed Assault" and not Operation flashpoint 1.5.
Also the game after OFP 1.5 Has yet to be named because of the Publisher Issue..

agentkay
12-20-05, 07:25 PM
A short 1 minute trailer:

http://games.tiscali.cz/clanek/dl.asp?id=10088

rudedog
12-20-05, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the heads up, downloading now(cheers)