Obviously the Czech geniuses of BI are quite busy these days, and not only just preparing for 2012-Q3 the next opus #3 of its flagship tactical military simulation, Armed Assault (http://www.arma3.com/). First, it’s worth mentioning for those who missed the Armed Assault 2 and its numerous expansion packs they you can now enjoy them all in one single birthday pack titled ARMA X for just €50, a good idea for a thrilling X-Mas => http://www.bistudio.com/index.php/english/games/arma-x
One step beyond, they seem to have completely lost control in Prague, and they are now released Arma2 Free Multiplayer Edition! If you were still hesitant, just let it go: http://www.arma2.com/free . That’s serious competition for other modern combat coop games such as America’s Army 3, Operation Flashpoint, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. The video trailer is quite convincing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mgao249jNg
But there are other interesting projects to mention:
An ambitious Helicopter simulation, Take On Helicopter, including multiplayer coop and competitive scenarios: http://takeonthegame.com. The game is announced for October 2011.
But most importantly a very promising Carrier Command – Gaea Mission, a real-time strategy and tactical game set in a space opera universe, strangely reminding me a bit of Avatar, but actually inspired by John Varley’s Gaea Trilogy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaea_trilogy). CCGM is announced for 2012-Q1, just can’t wait to see more.