Update: Bohemia Interactive has released an official statement, which you can read here.
Original Story: Yesterday, two Bohemia Interactive developers were arrested on the Greek island Lemnos for having videos and photographs of the island’s military compounds. The developers claimed that this was for the purpose of research for their upcoming game, Arma III, which is mostly set on the island. Currently, Bohemia Interactive does not know where the developers are being kept. Arma III is due out next year.
Now, this story raises several questions. One, military bases in Greece have tons of signs explaining that footage and pictures of bases are prohibited, so did they never see any of the signs? Two, did Bohemia Interactive try to go through the official channels for obtaining the information? If so, why were they arrested? If not, then why did they take the photographs? Is accuracy so important that they couldn’t just ask military simmers who would know all about the layout of the bases? So, what are your thoughts? Could this all be a huge misunderstanding or a publicity stunt?
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