The original released under Codemasters is "now discontinued." Owners of Cold War Crisis and the GotY edition get the new ArmA: Cold War Assault free.
Publisher Codemasters has released Operation Flashpoint games since Bohemia's departure from the franchise they created. This move to rename the original Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis is so they can avoid future confusion for fans and newcomers.
Owners of Cold War Crisis get digital copies of ArmA: Cold War Assault "at no charge." Various online stores will be selling the reworked title as well eventually.
"After all these years of continuous support and improvements we are delighted to be able to unite our lineup of military simulators for PC under the Arma brand," said Bohemia Interactive CEO, Marek Spanel. Arma competes with Codemasters' Operation Flashpoint.
"This step will not only avoid potential confusion amongst users and the wider gaming public, but it will also preserve what is now a classic PC game for years to come as it could no longer be available under its original name."
The studio is undertaking this relaunch as part of their 10th anniversary of military simulators. Both franchises pride themselves on realistic warfare and critical teamwork.
Operation Flashpoint relaunching as ArmA: Cold War Assault
24 June 2011 | By Simon Priest