If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

DayZ interview: Hall details payment model, possible Special Edition

Dean Hall has said the DayZ team would like to release the standalone version of the game at a low price point and then raise the price as development progresses, Hall told VG247's Sam Clay.

Think of it as a paid Alpha, something which has been touched upon in the past. Each release would have a price point different from the last, such as when it goes into beta and then again at full release. Kind of like the Minecraft payment model Hall talked about earlier in the week.

"We don't want to limit the amount of people who play it so we look at some sort of developer's package, where people will get initial access," he said.

Keys on such a scheme would be limited as it would only be pulling in those who are "committed to the development" of the standalone version.

None of this is set in stone though, as the team needs to think and talk about it more.

Later on in the interview, Hall tells Sam that there might be a Special Edition of the game as well. It's a possibility at least.

I won't ruin the rest for you. Have a watch yourself.

A limited alpha test is already underway and a release date for the full version of DayZ has not been set.

Sign in and unlock a world of features

Get access to commenting, homepage personalisation, newsletters, and more!

In this article
Follow a topic and we'll email you when we write an article about it.


PS4, Xbox One, PC

Dean Hall

Video Game

Related topics
About the Author
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson avatar

Stephany Nunneley-Jackson

News Editor

Stephany is VG247’s News Editor, with 22 years experience (with 15 of them at VG247). With a brain that lacks adhesive ducks, the ill-tempered, chaotic neutral fembot does her best to bring you the most interesting gaming news. She is also unofficially the site’s Lord of the Rings/Elder Scrolls Editor.