Earlier this week, we reported on a rumour that Arma Reforger might be launching on Xbox as a timed exclusive alongside PC this Tuesday, and that's exactly what's just happened, with the game now live for Xbox Series X and S!
The game is being launched in Early Access on Steam and Xbox Game Preview on Xbox Series X and Series S (sorry Xbox One fans, but there's no last-gen version here). This early access period is expected to last around a year, during which time three major updates will be released, alongside regular improvements to gameplay and other features. In regards to the "timed" part of the exclusivity, a leaked marketing guide for the game recently revealed that a PS4 and PS5 release is planned at some point, but no specific release timing was provided.
With Arma Reforger, the intention is to showcase the potential of the new Enfusion engine ahead of Arma 4's release in the future, with this version of Arma allowing you to "join friends in the struggle for a sprawling, 51 km² mid-Atlantic island — or take on the role of Game Master and create your very own scenarios for others to enjoy." Better yet, Xbox players can even take advantage of modded content via the in-game Workshop!
Plus, if you want to try Arma Reforger before you buy, a free trial is available on the Xbox store.
You'll find more details below, along with a bunch of official screenshots.
- Arma Reforger (Xbox Game Preview) - £24.99 / $29.99
"Powered by the new Enfusion engine, Arma Reforger lets you fight for supremacy over 51 km2 of incredible island terrain in an authentic Cold War setting, or create unique scenarios in real-time with the Game Master curation mode. Return to Everon, the war-driven microstate from the hit game that started it all, Arma: Cold War Assault."
"Join players online and experience realistic Cold War combat as a US or Soviet Army soldier. Capture strategic positions, dominate the battlefield, and work with others to secure objectives in a dynamic, unforgiving environment. With a selection of period-authentic weapons and vehicles, recreated in meticulous detail, Arma Reforger's multiplayer game mode returns you to war."
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