Arma 3 Linux Beta Due Out Very Soon, But Will It Last?
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 26 August 2015 at 10:16 AM EDT. 7 Comments
Arma 3, the open-world military tactical shooter game, will soon be in public beta for Linux.

Arma 3 has been available for Windows since 2013 while the Linux and OS X ports are coming soon. Arma 3 is powered by Bohemia Interactive's Real Virtuality 4 engine.

In the latest situation report about Arma 3, the project lead talked about the experimental client ports. The latest sitrep reads, "We can finally share news about the experimental client ports to Linux and Mac. They are being prepared for public beta release very soon (shortly after update 1.50). We consider them a complementary service to owners of the primary Windows version, so anyone owning that version, will also have access to the ports. It should be pointed out that there are some significant limitations, which we'll detail along with the start of the beta. There is also a possibility that these ports will never graduate from beta, but we will be evaluating their popularity and usability for some time. Keep an eye on our information channels to be notified about the beta starting!"

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Given the popularity of Arma 3, hopefully these ports do end up succeeding and are maintained for the long-haul. Arma 3 sells on Steam for $59.99 USD, which is a bit steep to begin with, especially for Linux-only gamers unsure if this game will be maintained well by Bohemia Interactive.
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