Bohemia Interactive to Fully Fund and Release DayZ as Standalone Game
By Joseph Christ on August 7th, 2012 (8 comments)
There has been a lot of conjecture about what form DayZ would finally take as it proceeded in development. Would it break away from Bohemia Interactive and become its own release? Or would it come as a mode of Arma III and available through the in-game menus?
Well today Bohemia Interactive announced that they will be funding and releasing DayZ as its own standalone game.
Dean Hall, creator of DayZ, will be heading up the project which will be developed in parallel with support for the current mod.
"Development and updates of the mod will continue in parallel with the development of the game, so anyone who is playing the mod now will be able to continue to do so. The project will follow the Minecraft development model; fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price." Dean Hall stated on the now official DayZ website.
This is all happening as users of DayZ have recently surpassed the 1 million mark which, to put things in perspective, is now more users that Star Wars: The Old Republic can boast. It also comes as another game of the same ilk, The WarZ, is also in production, and in a position to threaten those very same high user-numbers if it manages to release first with a higher production quality.
Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.
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