Moving into the third year after official launch, Bohemia Interactive today announced its development plansfor Arma 3 in the upcoming year. Introduced via a new post on the Arma 3 developer’s blog, the 2016-17 roadmap reveals a variety of planned DLC content, as well as post-release support in the form of free platform updates.
While the Apex expansion, which released this Summer, marked a pinnacle moment in the game’s development journey, players still have a lot more to look forward to. Bohemia Interactive will continue to work on Arma 3 by improving existing content and features, optimizing game performance, and supporting the creation and installation of player-created content.
In addition, Bohemia Interactive also revealed brand new game content content, which aims to expand the combined arms nature of Arma 3 – providing fresh gameplay opportunities for existing players, while also attracting “new players looking for a gateway to a massive military experience”. Five downloadable content packages are scheduled:
Arma 3 Jets DLC (Q1 2017 – ETA)
Arma 3 ‘Orange’ DLC (Q2 2017 – TBC)
Arma 3 Malden Free DLC (June 2017)
Arma 3 Tac-Ops DLC (Q3 2017 – TBC)
Arma 3 Tanks DLC (TBA)
Arma 3’s Creative Director, Jay Crowe:
“The creation of a new roadmap always represents a splendid opportunity to reflect upon our past efforts and think carefully about new opportunities. Our third post-release roadmap aims to strike a balance between investing in the future, and serving the needs of the Arma 3 platform and playerbase with an ambitious line-up of new gameplay, features, and content”.
For more Intel on the 2016-17 roadmap, and a brief overview of the planned new DLC, please read the entire post on the Arma 3 developer’s blog.
October 24, 2016 – Trick or treat! No need to ask twice on this one – that’s why we’re treating you to a brand new, free Halloween update for Bridge Constructor. Five new, spooky and eerily exciting levels are awaiting players on “Pumpkinidad Island”.
Seeing as it’s Halloween, we can’t go without some haunted castles, bats and cemeteries. Build bridges over seemingly endless valleys in the deepest, foggiest night, with a full moon hanging above. Make sure to build them strong enough for the heavy Coach of the Dead to be able to get across.
The free Bridge Constructor Halloween Update will be available for a short time only on iOS and Android as well as PC, Mac & Linux (via Steam).
Boston – October 3, 2016– In celebration of the October 18 release of Rock Band™ Rivals, Harmonix revealed 18 new tracks that will be joining the Rock Band 4 DLC music library this month. The first two will be available for purchase tomorrow, October 4, on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $1.99 per track:
Harvey Danger – “Flagpole Sitta”
Jane’s Addiction – “Stop”
Other new tracks set to join Rock Band throughout the month of October include:
Andy Grammer – “Honey, I’m Good.”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Sia ft. Sean Paul – “Cheap Thrills”
The following songs will be available on October 18th for free to players who pre-order the Rock Band Rivals Wireless Jaguar™ Bundle ($89.99), Rock Band Rivals Band Kit ($199.99) or the Rock Band Rivals Digital Download($29.99). They will also be joining the Rock Band 4 DLC music library later this month for $1.99 per track or as part of the “Rock Band Rivals Launch Pack” bundle for $15.99:
Bring Me The Horizon –“Happy Song”
Capital Cities –“Safe and Sound”
Eagle-Eye Cherry –“Save Tonight”
The Neighbourhood –“Sweater Weather”
Of Monsters And Men –“Little Talks”
Pharrell Williams –“Happy“
Semisonic –“Closing Time”
Skillet –“Feel Invincible”
Weezer –“King of the World”
The following Amazon-exclusive pre-order bonus tracks will also be available later this month:
Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
Matchbox Twenty – “3am”
Pre-orders for Rock Band Rivals, which adds online multiplayer and a hilarious new campaign mode to Rock Band, are currently available digitally and in a new suite of retail bundles. Pre-order bonuses, including additional bonus songs and custom guitar controllers, are available at select retailers and will be awarded until the pre-order period ends on October 17. For more details visit http://www.rockband4.com/.
September 29, 2016 – Battlefleet Gothic: Armada today unleashes its Tau Empire DLC with an explosive trailer!
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the RTS videogame adaptation of Games Workshop’s classic tabletop game by Tindalos Interactive today releases a new faction – the Tau Empire – along with an explosive trailer. The Tau are playable in the multiplayer modes of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, as well as in Skirmish mode against the AI.
The alien Tau Empire has rapidly expanded across the galaxy, aided by highly advanced technology and a total dedication to the Greater Good philosophy. Their fleets excel at long range, with powerful weapons dealing massive amounts of damage from afar. Skilled Tau admirals can eliminate the bulk of an enemy fleet before they can even get within boarding distance. The Tau have access to a wide array of upgrades and traits to improve their fleet even more.
As announced several months ago, the Tau Empire faction will be free to all Early Adopters of the game on Steam. The Early Adopter offer applies to all Steam pre-purchase owners, as well as those who bought the game on Steam during the first two months following the game’s release (before June 21, 2016). Players who purchased Battlefleet Gothic: Armada after June 21 will be able to purchase the Tau Empire as DLC today.
The Tau Empire DLC releases today on Steam and is free for all Early Adopters.
STOCKHOLM – 15 September, 2016 – Space is lovely, dark and deep, but it has secrets it wants to keep. Rich systems defended by fierce creatures, hostile pockets of resistance to your civilization, and the sleeping giants of the universe – the Fallen Empires who may yet be stirred from their centuries long indolence.
In Stellaris: Leviathans, the galaxy will be filled anew with adventure and challenge as your new and naïve space-faring empire comes face-to-face and ship-to-ship with a host of dangers and rewards.
Features of Stellaris: Leviathans include:
Guardians: Powerful space entities with mysterious origins and motives. Fight or investigate them to unlock technologies and gain access to great treasures.
Enclaves: Independent outposts of traders and artists who are willing to make a deal. Exchange resources, purchase information about the galaxy, or commission a great work of art for your empire.
War In Heaven: What happens to your fledgling empire if two ancient Fallen Empires decide to renew old grievances in a War in Heaven? Will you err on the side of caution and take a side with the stronger power, or will you strike at both whilst they are occupied with their own titanic struggle?
Leviathans is the first Story Pack for Stellaris, Paradox Development Studio’s best-selling science fiction strategy game. With new events, new encounters and new options, Leviathans adds a lot of new material, including new music and sounds, to one of 2016’s biggest strategy hits.
Stellaris: Leviathans will be available this Autumn.
August 30, 2016 – Fallout 4’s sixth and final add-on, Nuka-World, is available today for download worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC for $19.99!
Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures, and more. Enjoy the ride!
MONTRÉAL, CANADA – August 22, 2016 – Today, Square Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal announced the content of the season pass of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, the latest instalment in the Deus Ex® seires.
The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass, which is composed of Narrative DLCs and in-game items, is loaded with content that will help to further flesh out the lore of the Deus Ex Universe. The Season Pass contains:
System Rift – Available this fall.
A Criminal Past – Available Early 2017
In-Game Items – All available on August 23
Assault Pack: Prepare to advance and assault the enemy with a custom skinned Battle Rifle, the Chaff Augmentation, one pack of regular Battle Rifle ammo, one pack of armor piercing Battle Rifle ammo, 2 Frag Grenades, and 2 EMP Grenades.
Tactical Pack: Using distance to your advantage, eliminate your targets silently with a custom skinned Tranquilizer Rifle, the Micro Assembler Augmentation, one pack of tranquilizer ammo, 3 Smoke Grenades, and 2 Gas Grenades.
4 Praxis Kits – These additional Praxis Kits will allow you to further develop the augmentations of your choosing, moving you one step closer to unlocking Adam’s full potential.
5000 Credits – Bolster your wallet with additional credits, providing you with extra spending money to purchase Praxis Kits, ammo, weapons, or anything else you may find at the shops in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
1000 Crafting Parts – Use crafting parts to craft upgrades, such as increased damage and accuracy, for any weapon in your inventory.
5 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach Booster Packs – Open your booster packs to unlock new weapons and items, Praxis points, premium ammo, and more, helping to augment and enhance your avatar in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach.
20 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach Chipsets – Use your chipsets to acquire exclusive items in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, such as premium Booster Packs and custom weapons.
The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Season Pass is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition and can also be secured on Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network and online stores for $29.99. Deus Ex: Mankind Dividedwill launch on August 23rd for PlayStation®4, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2016) – Square Enix® and Avalanche Studios™ today announced that JUST CAUSE 3®: BAVARIUM SEA HEIST™, the third and final content pack of the AIR, LAND & SEA Expansion Pass, will be available to all expansion pass holders from August 11 and will go on sale as a separate add-on for everyone else from August 18. To celebrate the release, a brand new launch traileris now available.
“Our aim with the Air, Land & Sea Expansion Pass was to completely alter the way players tackle the game and we’ve achieved just that,” said Marcus Andrews, Lead Designer of the Air, Land & Sea content at Avalanche Studios. “Each of the three packs of new tools allows the player to wreak havoc in fresh, creative, and unique ways that ensures both new and existing fans of Just Cause 3 will have hours of additional content and an enormous number of ways to approach any situation”.
Brave the dangerous waters of West Medici in your new rocket boat and infiltrate the Stingray, a mysterious research facility, home of the rarest and strongest weapon ever created by the Eden Corporation. This content pack includes a brand new location to explore, missions, a new challenge type, the heavily armed rocket boat and the devastating “Eden Spark” lightning gun.
Liberate the Medici coastal waters of Scolio, home to Eden Research stations and the mysterious “Stingray” base.
Drive the deadly rocket boat “Loochador”, using its multi-lock missile launchers and miniguns to defeat the formidable Black Hand Fleet.
Infiltrate the Stingray base to steal the deadly “Eden Spark” lightning gun and unleash elemental death on your enemies in all new storyline and missions.
Power up the Eden Spark further with mods earned in the “Boat Invader” challenge.
The BAVARIUM SEA HEIST content pack is priced at $5.99 / €5.99 / £4.99 whilst the entire AIR, LAND & SEAExpansion Pass is available for $24.99 / €24.99 / £19.99.
DOOM’s first premium DLC pack, Unto the Evil, is available today for download worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / A$23.95! To celebrate the launch, we’ve released a new gameplay trailer that can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgWSz5kvtbI.
Unto the Evil is the first of three premium DLC Packs bringing all-new multiplayer content to the award-winning first-person shooter, DOOM. With three new maps to dominate, one new playable demon to unleash, a new weapon to master, a new equipment item, and a host of new armor sets, taunts, and Hack Modules, Unto the Eviloffers players even more ways to expand and customize their fast-paced multiplayer experience.
BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 1, 2016 – Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. announced today that ten new songs will be added to the Rock Band™ DLC music library this month. The first two songs will be available on both Xbox One and PlayStation®4 Tuesday, August 2 for $1.99 per track:
Counting Crows – “Mr. Jones”
Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell – “Blurred Lines”
The remaining artists set to join Rock Band in August are listed below, with specific tracks to be announced and made available throughout the month:
Last month, Harmonix opened pre-orders for Rock Band Rivals, a new expansion pack available in a new suite of retail bundles for Rock Band 4 at http://www.rockband4.com/. Players who pre-order will receive a ten-song bonus DLC pack for free at launch. Pre-order bonus songs* include:
Bring Me The Horizon – “Happy Song”
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound”
Eagle-Eye Cherry – “Save Tonight”
The Neighbourhood – “Sweater Weather”
Of Monsters And Men – “Little Talks”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Semisonic – “Closing Time”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Skillet – “Feel Invincible”
Weezer – “King of the World”
Additional pre-order bonuses, including additional bonus songs and custom guitar controllers, are available at select retailers. Visit http://www.rockband4.com/ for details.
*All pre-order bonus songs will eventually be available for purchase as DLC