The standalone version of DayZ sold 3 million units, Bohemia Interactive has announced.
Release Just over a year ago on Steam Early Access, the milestone was hit yesterday.
The standalone version was created by Dean Hall as a Arma 2 modification which has been updated 24 times since its initial release.
In 2014, the development team decided to rewrite the core engine which it said would have significant long term benefits to DayZ. The name of the new engine is Enfusion and the main benefits are in the upgrades to the renderer which will enhance performance for players and improve the “visual aesthetics of particle effects.”
This will enable DayZ to utilize DirectX 11 and provide upgraded tools for both the DayZ team (now 80 strong) and content creators.
Currently DayZ is mostly using the Real Virtuality engine but throughout 2015 the game will be progressively switched to utilizing Enfusion.