Czech-based Bohemia interactive, the developer of Arma and creator of the Operation Flashpoint franchise, is digging up the latter.
As the original developer of the Operation Flashpoint franchise, Bohemia released the first game in the series back in 2001. Ten years later, and after being discontinued by publisher Codemasters, Bohemia is taking back its Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and will be re-branding it under the name Arma: Cold War Assault.
All owners of Cold War Crisis will be eligible to download Cold War Assault for free, which will include the 2002 Resistance expansion pack. For those looking to try it out for the first time, the title will be made available through various online retailers “in the near future.”
“After all these years of continuous support and improvements we are delighted to be able to unite our lineup of military simulators for PC under the Arma brand,” said Bohemia head Marek Spanel, adding that it “will not only avoid potential confusion amongst users and the wider gaming public, but it will also preserve what is now a classic PC game for years to come as it could no longer be available under its original name.”