Bohemia Interactive has confirmed that while they do have PlayStation 4 and Xbox One developer kits, the studio will not be porting Arma 3 over.
Speaking with Eurogamer, project leader Joris-Jan van t’ revealed that the team did try to port Arma 2 over to the Xbox 360 but they just “couldn’t get it right.” With Arma 3, they are just going to dismiss the prospect of a next-gen port.
“I personally really like consoles so I would love to see it on there, but for Arma 3, from the start it was developed as PC only, and it wouldn’t do it justice – there wouldn’t be an easy port to console,” he said.
Van t’ further added that Bohemia is fully intent on supporting Arma 3 for the next couple of years. “We have the plans in place for that. Whatever is next [ie Arma 4], I don’t think a lot will happen this year in terms of pre-production. But 2015 will be the year when we need to start thinking about what’s next. We don’t have concrete plans at the moment.
As for a new installment in the franchise, Van t’ said that there is nothing substantial to reveal at this point. It’s also a bit too early to start talking of a new title since Arma 3 is still gaining popularity. The military sandbox was only released last year and recently received its final piece of story content.
Bohemia now intends to expand the world of Arma 3 in the next two years with new content that includes new vehicles, weapons, mission types, game modes, terrains and more.