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DayZ to release as standalone experience

Tuesday, 7th August 2012 13:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Day Z will release as a standalone title, according to ArmA II developer Bohemia Interactive. It’s creator, Dean Hall, will lead development on the PC-exclusive title.

According to Hall, development and updates of the mod “will continue in parallel with the development of the game.” This will allow those playing the game no to continue doing so.

“The project will follow the Minecraft development model,” said Hall. “Fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price.”

Over the coming weeks, DayZ will be given its own website game will have it’s own site, but for now, the mod will continueto be resent at its current link.

No release date just yet.

DayZ now has over 1 million registered players.

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  1. RoyBrown

    Come on guys, slow news day?

    This shit is old.

    And by old I mean internet old.

    Check out the forums, it’s also going to use the Arma 3 Engine.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    It was announced about 10 minutes ago.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    YES! That’s awesome.

    ARMA III engine all the way baby!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Old MacDonald

    I’m definitely going to buy this, even though I normally don’t play multiplayer games. Glad it’s not F2P, because I can’t stand that unlock, unlock, unlock focus of those games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @4, i think it’s going to be F2P at some point.

    1 million people buying ArmA II just for mod is already something.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. RoyBrown

    @2

    Rocket announced it on the forums about 3-4 months ago.

    Rocket = Dayz Creator

    Erth, this game would not work as a FTP game.

    You can’t start people with equipment or it would break the game.

    I can see it being a $15 game on steam.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Ireland Michael

    @6 They said they were going to do it on the forums.

    This was an official announcement.

    There’s a difference.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @royBrown, it won’t break the game. WarZ is in development as a F2P title + F2P does not mean that you need to sell weapons at all.

    Tribes: Ascend do this with “Experience” boost, SKINS and it works for them or Team fortress 2 that has successfull item shop with hats aka skins.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    If theres one thing that fits perfectly into a zombie apocalypse simulator built around desperate searching for supplies and a battle for survival is a POP UP CASH SHOP WHERE YOU CAN BUY CANS OF BEANS FOR REAL FUCKING MONEY.

    FUCK OFF F2P YOU FUCKING CANCER.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Old MacDonald

    Yeah, what he said.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Elvis71

    @8

    Thats not true, WarZ isn´t a F2P title, it will cost you 29,99 $ ^^

    see here http://forums.thewarz.com/showthread.php?603-The-War-Z-Extended-F-A-Q

    and here http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/19/the-war-z-a-new-zombie-survival-experience?page=3

    “So we said, “OK, we’ll go with a one time fee, that should be lower than $60.” So we settled at a $29.99 price point, and we’ll offer a discount to those that pre-order the game.”

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Maximum Payne

    Will they use Arma 3 engine ?

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    Too many assumptions about F2P. I think cosmetic differences that do not effect that game such as skins & accessories are fine, but purchasing any advantage is a real kick in the balls to everybody else.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DSB

    I hope they manage to tweak the engine in time, so it will actually accomodate the game. The ArmA 2 engine doesn’t have a melee system, and obviously it’s not great at supporting fast zombies or twitch shooting either.

    I think the idea for Day Z is brilliant, but the game itself is so far from it.

    http://penny-arcade.com/2012/07/30

    @12 That was always the plan. Do the alpha in ArmA 2 and then make the real release in ArmA 3.

    #14 2 years ago