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America's Army Plans
10:27 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

The American Army recently got a chance to show off future additions to their America?s Army game at this year's E3. Games site Frictionlessinsight got a chance to check out these additions, and posted an article detailing all the new features being added to the game. These features include new models, new roles, and even vehicles. For those unfamiliar with the game, America's Army is a tactical first-person shooter, designed to show people what life in the Army is like.
Here's a snippet from the article:

Probably the biggest addition to America?s Army in the near future will be the introduction of Special Forces soldiers. In order to even begin the Special Forces Qualification Course (Q-Course) players will need to complete missions from the Special Forces Assignment and Selection (SFAS) process. SFAS missions will be introduced over the course of this summer and fall, and players who qualify will be able to try out roles such as Medical Sergeant, Engineer Sergeant, Communications Sergeant, Weapons Sergeant and Intelligence Sergeant. Those abilities will then be usable throughout America?s Army missions. The development team expects that the full variety of Special Forces missions will be implemented by this winter, culminating in a variety of missions appropriate to a Special Forces team.

In keeping with the improved character models, Special Forces will have unique looks, with faces that differ from regular infantry and cavalry, perhaps even including fancy sunglasses. Special Forces will also get access to customizable M4 Carbines based on the rail system in use by the military. That means individual players will be able to swap out components, determining the type of sight to use, or perhaps swapping a grenade launcher for a bipod that can be used to improve accuracy. Even the weapon?s paint job will be customizable, so that guns can be camouflaged appropriately.

America's Army is currently in development for Mac and is slated to be released next month. All versions of America's Army are completely free. For more information or for the full article, follow the links below.

America's Army Plans
America's Army: Special Forces 2.4

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