So, when will you release Arma 3 then?
"Soon" has become an overused word, but we are preparing all we need to unveil our plans right this moment.
Do I have to run the game through Steam?
Yes, it will be required to run the game through Steam. We do not believe in always-online types of DRM however, so Offline mode will be supported.
Will I be able to buy a boxed copy of Arma 3?
There will be boxed copies in most regions. These may either be Steam Codes in a retail package, or also contain DVD data (speeding up installation). You will still have to run and update through Steam the first time.
I don't want any of the benefits Steam brings me, so why should I care?
There was a very real chance there would be no Arma 3 this year otherwise.
Looking forward to it