With a handful of developers still in jail under suspicion of espionage, Arma 3 developer Bohemia Interactive has decided to postpone the launch of the sequel to 2013.
In a statement released on Thursday, Bohemia claimed more time was needed to allow the tactical military shooter to, "reach its full potential." Additionally, the game's development switched creative leads, as Joris-Jan van‘t Land took over for the departing Daniel Musil.
"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," van't Land said, referring to the detaining of several of his Bohemia colleagues by the Greek government. The devs were taken into custody a few months ago, and await trial for allegations of espionage.
"I hope this update provides some answers regarding the status of the project. We’re currently sorting the specifics so we can deliver a more complete announcement at the beginning of next year," concluded van't Land.
Bohemia is also working on a standalone expansion of DayZ, but that game too has no firm release date in sight.