Bohemia Interactive’s latest venture, Arma 3, will be exclusive to Valve’s Steam digital distribution. According to project lead Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, the decision was taken to ensure that the game would release in 2013.
The decision to veer towards Steam exclusivity has been explained in detail in Arma’s blog along with what that means for players.
Along with Steam’s proven distribution services and DRM, another reason that motivated the shift was piracy, which according to Land, is “affecting us as a business” and they have tried to “grow with the evolution of the Internet, rather than to fight it”. However players will still be able to play the game in offline mode, Land added.
Arma 3 is exclusive to the PC and is set to release later this year.