Timers? Who cares. Twitter has all the info. Websites are so 1990. It’s DLC… free DLC. The best kind of DLC!
Named Zeus, the multiplayer DLC has its own page, and you can sample what it has to offer in this video below:
Zeus is a ‘fully moddable’ game mode where players take the role of Zeus who is, I’m told, some kind of god.
“Assume the role of game master and curate the experience of other Arma 3 players. Wielding an intuitive real-time editor, you can manipulate or expand multiplayer scenarios on-the-fly, and create a surprising flow of challenges for the soldiers on the ground,” reads the website.
It also has images of a swanky albeit currently confusing as all hell GUI, which shows an isometric RTS type environment.
“Form a squad, head into battle, and engage in truly dynamic combat. As one of Zeus’ subjects, you need to react to varied objectives, and adapt to unscripted events on a constantly-evolving battlefield. Improvisation is your key to success.
Play Arma 3 Zeus across its distinctive ‘Game Master’ game type scenarios, where nothing has been predetermined. Or visit familiar modes like ‘Coop’, ‘Team Deathmatch’, and ‘Sector Control’ in a completely new way. Zeus multiplayer also works with custom player-created scenarios.”
Zeus is an interesting proposal, especially considering the game lacks Warfare mode from Arma II, and a whole lot of vehicles are missing from previous games. There are also still stability and bug issues, and the game doesn’t exactly feel finished. That said, Bohemia Interactive are a fairly large team, and the multiplayer creators work independently to bring new content. That content is free. That is a good thing.
On Twitter, the mode’s designer revealed that the proof of concept was based on a community project named GOD that he had worked on in the past.
I’m taking off my cynic hat for the moment, and will contact my Bohemia guy for information on this new mode in the near future.