FROM: High Command
TO: Arma 3 Users
INFO: Creator DLC, Global Mobilization, 1.92 Update
We've got a pretty stacked SITREP for you today, in which we'll discuss Arma 3 Creator DLC, take a brief look at its first entry: Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany, and talk about Arma 3's upcoming 1.92 update.
Let's start with the most exciting bit of Arma 3 news from the past week: Arma 3 Creator DLC - which we previously also referred to as third-party DLC. This is a new initiative that we first mentioned on our forums as part of our pitch invitation. Since then, a lot has happened behind-the-scenes; forming a task force, reviewing and selecting pitches, figuring out the best workflows, preparing the necessary paperwork, providing legal assistance, and lots and lots of coordination with our development partners. We've come a long way, and together with its developer Vertexmacht, we're incredibly excited to now roll out the first Creator DLC in the form of Global Mobilization - Cold War Germany. As many of you may be curious to learn more about Creator DLC, we've shared a dedicated blog post last week, in which we describe the concept and explain where we stand now. For more information, we also recommend you to check out the Arma 3 Creator DLC webpage and read through our answers to some of your most Frequently Asked Questions. So far, your support for this initiative has truly been heartwarming for both us and the Creator DLC developers, and we're also grateful for the feedback on things that we need to explain better or look into again. All things considered, it looks like this is going to be a good and fun way of bringing more quality content to the Arma 3 platform, while making it possible for professional outside talent to earn a reward, and enabling ourselves to invest more into Arma's long-term future.
Some time ago, we deployed Arma 3's 1.90 update, which re-introduced important multiplayer security improvements and updates to the Warlords MP mode. We added 3 new scenarios, better support for modding, and a big amount of fixes. The multiplayer security improvements, which we originally tried to implement in Arma 3's 1.86 update, have certainly been no easy beast to tame. Various communities still experienced more issues with these improvements, and after some extended testing with several groups we hope to have identified and addressed the bigger issues in follow-up hotfixes. These also contained more diagnostic information for admins to more accurately identify potential configuration or data troubles. Please check this forums thread for a list of further tips. For details you can find the full change logs of the first and second hotfix in the form of the usual SPOTREPs.
The one and only Ondřej Kužel is the latest Arma 3 development team member featured in the #MeetTheBohemians interview series. In the article, Ondrej talks about life, game development, and what it means to be an Associate Project Lead on a day-to-day basis. It's well worth a read if you're curious about what it's like to work in game development, and in particular, what it's like at Bohemia Interactive!