The folks behind the gruelling ARMA series of realistic shooters are about to offer something new later this month.
Similar to how Dean 'Rocket' Hall used the tools offered in ARMA 2 to splice together the household name 'DayZ' before going off to form his own company, the folks behind the franchise have built 'Argo' - a tactical shooter made within ARMA 3.
Though DayZ and other-such 'total conversion' modes typically require the player to have access to the game fuelling the framework of the mod, Bohemia Interactive are offering up Argo for free later this month. Of course, they'll want to pull in a little bit of cash every now and then, so there will be a $10 'Supporter Pack' offering a bunch of goodies for those who want to chip in a little.
Argo itself isn't a complicated beast. Though the idea of a 'tactical' shooter might worry some, it's simply a team-based shooter taking place on a colossal map - usually the 62km² 'Malden' landscape used in the team's first title - Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis. Delivering numerous game modes like 'Link', 'Raid', 'Clash' and Combat Patrol, things typically play out by pitting two factions against each other. Obviously, team sizes differ depending on the map and mode used, and there's plenty of introduction videos up on Bohemia Interactive's channel right now.
Arma 3 has housed a playable build of Argo for some time, but fans without Bohemia's hyper-realistic military shooter will be able to get in on the action once it becomes a standalone title on Steam come June 22.