The realism-based military shooter Arma is officially getting a sequel, Arma 4, but that’s pretty much all we know so far. As part of developer Bohemia Interactive’s livestream event today, the studio officially announced Arma 4 with an initial sneak peek.
This is a brand new release in the series, but aside from confirming its existence, Bohemia didn’t say much else. There is no timeline on when it will be released or when fans might get more information about it. At this point, all we know is that it is in development and will be powered by Bohemia’s new, more powerful Enfusion engine.
While fans may have to wait a while to play Arma 4, Bohemia is releasing a new game, Arma Reforger, today on Xbox and PC in early access. This is a $30 bridge to Arma 4, taking players to the map from the original Arma game, Cold War Assault, but with updated graphics and new systems taking advantage of Bohemia’s Enfusion engine.
The fact that Bohemia is announcing Arma 4 so soon represents the latest in a trend. Prior to this, Rockstar Games confirmed GTA 6 earlier than some might have imagined, while CD Projekt Red revealed The Witcher 4 earlier than what might be considered a traditional timeline.
The popular theory is that these studios are revealing projects earlier to help recruit staff amid “The Great Resignation,” where workers in the gaming space (and all job sectors, really) seek new and better job opportunities. .