DayZ standalone’s alpha may be shifting gangbusters on Steam, but don’t expect that beta phase before the end of 2014.
We recently reported that DayZ sales passed 800,000 in its first month. That number continues to climb.
Now, a post on the DayZ blog reminds everyone that the Steam release is an alpha and as such doesn’t represent the final game.
“Please be aware that our Early Access offer is a representation of our core pillars,” it began, “and the framework we have created around them. It’s a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.”
Then a caveat about the DayZ beta: “Please keep in mind that we do not expect to reach Beta status sooner than the end of 2014.”
The post continues, “We didn’t want to compromise on the brutal and unforgiving nature of the early days of the DayZ mod so we’re very surprised to see such interest as this clearly is not a game for everyone, especially considering that there are some radical changes under the hood in comparison to the mod.
“These changes may be more subtle than when comparing the relatively limited amount of content in the standalone game against the mod in its very mature state itself, but it should be much more valid in the long term for the overall game experience and of course we’re aware how much more work is ahead.”
This, coming from a team that clearly works itself ragged on any given week. It’s admirable, but are you getting impatient? Do good things come to those who wait? Let us know below.