When Bohemia Interactive released its military simulation, PC Gamer gushed and warned that the video game should “only be experienced by current or former United States Marines who have received twelve or more medals.” Arma 3 is intended for “hardened men of danger.” That exclusion of women is not a mistake. Arma 3 does not include female players/soldiers. As some players discussed on Reddit, “I don’t want to shoot women.” And the developers have said that they “don’t have time and human resources for making them at the moment as this means recreating all body worn gear models to fit for female body model and adjust animations or even do a new motion capturing session.”
What developers do have time to create is helicopters. Masculine players of Arma 3 will have the option of buying two new helicopters ($15.99) — the CH-67 Huron and Mi-290 Taru — on November 4. Interesting facts: just 10 percent of Army aviation pilots are women. According to a recent report, only three percent of all accidents that have occurred “since the beginning of the war on terror in 2002” were caused by women.