ArmA 3 will miss its planned summer 2012 launch, instead arriving in the final quarter of 2012, developer Bohemia Interactive has confirmed.

The game's official website states a Q4 2012 release date, which has now been elaborated on by the studio.

"We did not reveal exact release date so far but our target was for some time and still is Q4 2012 (instead of early plans of late summer that was announced initially)," a Bohemia spokesperson told Eurogamer.

"However, we are prepared to give development additional time if it will need it to ensure as good experience as possible. As soon as we have more specific release dates and plans we are going to communicate it clearly.

"Right now we are also finalising release plans for Carrier Command: Gaea Mission which we definitely want to release prior Arma 3."