DayZ will increase in price to $34.99 shortly, then $49.99 by the time it's ready for full release in 2016.
The price hike comes after a full year in Early Access, where it has been priced at $29.99. The current price will stand until the end of Steam's Fall sales, according to publisher Bohemia Interactive.
A Beta version of the game is due in late 2015 priced $43.99.
The development team has also sketched out upcoming improvements to the game, with the first half of 2015 seeing the introduction of vehicles and a new zombie AI, followed by barricades, traps and construction in the latter half of next year.
Advanced loot distribution
New Zombie AI
Basic stealth system (zombies and animals)
Advanced vehicles (repair and modifications)
Advanced animals (life cycle, group behavior)
Character life span + soft skills
Animal predators + birds
Steam community integration
Construction (base building)
BETA version, expected price 34,99 EUR / 43,99 USD