Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive announced this morning that it has decided to push back the release of its popular military shooter simulation game to sometimes in 2013. The company describes "an eventful year" and the loss of Arma 3 Project Lead Daniel Musil, who left the studio to pursue "other opportunities." Development lead duties have been taken over by long-time Bohemia employee Joris-Jan van ‘t Land.
"We’ve been in the process of implementing changes that will help us innovate as a studio under unexpected circumstances – facing problems we simply couldn't have imagined," said Joris-Jan van ‘t Land, referring to the arrests of two Bohemia Interactive employees in Greece on espionage charges.
They were arrested in August on suspicion of espionage while spending a holiday on Lemnos. They both remain in jail.
"We're still trying to make sense of the situation and hope that our colleagues will be released soon," he continued. "Although their plight has certainly affected us on a personal level, we continue working on the tasks identified as key to the release of Arma 3."
Bohemia is also working on a standalone version of DayZ.