Arma 3 video shows minutes of in-game footage

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New Arma 3 video footage? On my Sunday? Thanks, world. Czech channel Gamepage.cz has exercised its home court advantage to secure minutes of totally new in-game footage of Arma 3, which could be the PC's prettiest game when it releases. Lead Designer Ivan Buchta narrates as a few features are shown in detail, including stealthy underwater SDVs and the recently-announced island of Stratis . I've taken the opportunity to jot up some observations.

http://youtu.be/DnFy1IvvIGM

0:55 - Bikinis confirmed.

1:05 - I still can't believe Bohemia is committing this much to underwater simulation. The textures and ambient life down here is absolutely generous . Live feed cameras in the cockpit? Wow; looking forward to having those in tanks and other land vehicles. The underwater lighting feels a little global, though. Glad to finally see steering animations in first-person.

2:45 - Look at those ridges. You don't see those kinds of dramatic peaks and valleys in Arma 2's stock maps. Narrow dirt roads overlooking valleys. Stratis looks great.

3:47 - I'm not crazy about that running animation, honestly. It looks like he's bounding a lot, and his arms seem pretty static.

5:10 - Chem lights confirmed. That'll be a welcome mechanic that connects air support (either the rescuing type, or the shooty type) with ground teams.

Thanks to @OvidiuCara for passing along the original link.

Evan Lahti
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Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.