Two Bohemia Interactive developers have been charged with espionage after being arrested by the Greek authorities for taking photos of a military installation.
The ArmA developers, confirmed as being aged 28 and 33 by a local newspaper, face a sentence of up to 20 years if found guilty of spying. They claim to have taken pictures of the Lemnos military base as research materials for ArmA 3, which will apparently feature Lemnos as one of the in-game locations.
Bohemia Interactive chief Marek Spanel confirmed the bizarre turn of events in a forum post. "This is true," he said. "We prefer this topic not to be discussed on our forums at the moment, at least until we know more specific details about the case."
We'll continue to report on the situation as it develops. [PC Gamer]
The ArmA series has something of a reputation for attracting odd coverage, with footage previously appearing in an ITV documentary as proof of insurgent activity.