Arma 3 denied Iranian licence

Won't go on sale over NATO battle scene

Iran has denied Bohemia Interactive's Arma III a licence, effectively banning distribution of the title in the country.

Trend reported that the Iran's National Foundation of Computer Games and the government's Revolutionary Guard Corps objected to the game over the portrayal of Iranian forces as enemies of NATO.

The fictional and future based plot of the game features a scene in which NATO troops battle Iranian insurgents.

Bohemia Interactive has bigger problems, it's currently fighting to get two members of the Arma development team freed from custody in Greece, where they are being held on spying charges.

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Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer 7 years ago
Spying charges?

Oh brother. The Old World is a strange place...
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Ian Jarvis artist 7 years ago
You might be right about the headlines that would feature in the Mail Andrew but i sincerely doubt the game would be banned.
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Andrew Animator 7 years ago
Does anyone even read the Daily Mail anymore?
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Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve7 years ago
The horrible horrible truth is that it's the worlds most popular online newspaper.
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