DayZ Standalone: Hall outlines Steam release, features

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 29 November 2012 09:07 GMT

DayZ Standalone will launch on Steam, with plenty of Steam-specific features bundled, according to a new update from creator Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall. Check out what to expect from his expanded survival title below.

Over on the official DayZ development blog, Hall outlined his plans for a Steam release:

“Release will be on steam,” he wrote, “using many of steams key features such as delta patching, VAC, server browsing technology. Patches to steam can be deployed by the click of a button in our build pipeline thanks to new technology developed by Steam, that is making our process extremely easy and exciting.

“We are very pleased that Steam is working with us so actively to make DayZ a great game and supporting us with quality features. I met many at the team at Valve at PAX, and really want to get them playing the game and getting their feedback to help in development.

“I’m incredibly thankful to people like Chet Faliszek (creator of L4D) who has been very supportive and helpful to me.”

Hall added, “In using Steam for authentication, distribution, server browsing, etc… we are able to tap into their awesome resources in terms of scalability. The only hardware we then need to manage is the central database, which we already have some experience managing thanks to the DayZ mod.

“This means we can work towards avoiding the usual launch problems, by relying on the experience of Steam.”

Thanks GamesOnNet.

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