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The Linux version of Arma 3 is set to continue on, and Arma 3 plans to go 64bit

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Good news for Arma 3 [Steam] fans today, as Bohemia Interactive have released their next roadmap. They have stated work is going to continue on the Linux version! Not only that, but they are going to make Arma 3 64bit too.

For those living under a rock: Arma 3 has an experimental Linux version done by Virtual Programming.

Taken from their roadmap:
QuoteWork with our partners on experimental ports is set to continue, too.

And also:
QuoteTo provide a few examples: later this year, we'll publish 64-bit executables to Dev-Branch


Of course, the 64bit support for the Linux version will come later, as the Linux version is always behind the Windows version. Still, it's great news that it will continue to be updated (this shows Bohemia are pleased with it!) and an eventual 64bit version will improve the game even further.

Their wording is still quite careful though, it doesn't sound like they are ready to fully commit to having it as an official version yet.
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GBee 21 October 2016 at 1:33 pm UTC
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WooHoo!!
RichieEB 21 October 2016 at 1:51 pm UTC
Amazing, I really hope they focus on this game. This was a game that I had wished to be on Linux to play in my spare time and now it's actually happening. ArmA 3 and 7 Days To Die for the win.
Pyronick 21 October 2016 at 1:51 pm UTC
Great news! I just wished they'd incorporate libSDL, libvpx, OpenGL in the engine so it doesn't need to be rewrapped after every iteration.
titi 21 October 2016 at 2:33 pm UTC
Hm, still marked as "experimental". I must admit I still hesitate to buy it if you never know if linux support is dropped the next day. Is it not possible to say somehting like "we will support linux ( in experimental state ) for the next year for sure" ?
GBee 21 October 2016 at 2:38 pm UTC
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RichieEBAmazing, I really hope they focus on this game. This was a game that I had wished to be on Linux to play in my spare time and now it's actually happening. ArmA 3 and 7 Days To Die for the win.

It _happened_ 18 months ago ...
zimplex1 21 October 2016 at 3:13 pm UTC
When can we get some bloody version parity. T_T
niarbeht 21 October 2016 at 3:24 pm UTC
GBee
RichieEBAmazing, I really hope they focus on this game. This was a game that I had wished to be on Linux to play in my spare time and now it's actually happening. ArmA 3 and 7 Days To Die for the win.

It _happened_ 18 months ago ...

Well, kind of. I mean, their Linux version is always behind the Windows version, so I can't play with my friends from Linux
Saladien 21 October 2016 at 3:55 pm UTC
My problem with this is im only going to buy it if its officle and there is parity. But they wont support it and give perrity without enouth sales . Im smelling a problem here
coolbober 21 October 2016 at 6:31 pm UTC
You know... Tux icon is still missing, thats why I won't buy this game.
ElectricPrism 21 October 2016 at 7:34 pm UTC
I've always wondered what Arma played like -- Full Controller support lacking is a big deal for me too.

I mean is it like Battlefield, CoD, PlanetScape, Halo, CS:GO or what -- at the $40 price tag I have to know more what I'm getting than just go on a whim and throw 10$ at a game and hope its good.
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