Standalone Version of DayZ Announced


Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall, DayZ’s creator, recently announced that a standalone version of immensely popular mod DayZ is currently under development at Bohemia Interactive.

In regards to the announcement and future of the DayZ mod for ArmA II, Hall, wrote

That’s right, this is actually happening – DayZ will be developed as a standalone game, with me as project lead, by Bohemia Interactive. This is the fairy-tale outcome for a mod that many would have said impossible four months ago. 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. I realize people will have many, many questions – but we wanted to let everyone know the announcement now. Over the coming weeks, these questions will be answered. The game will have it’s own site, and the mod will continue at it’s present link.”

This announcement of course led to a bombardment of questions for Hall, in response, he recommends people to watch the standalone game’s website, promising answers will come. Thoughts on article? Comment below!

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4 Comments on "Standalone Version of DayZ Announced"

  1. nick August 8, 2012 at 6:29 am -

    announced this a few days ago, there hoping to have it out by the end of the year.
    i really hope this will make publishers sit up and realise how important and beneficial mod support is for thier games!
    you really think ARMA 2 would be at the top of steams sales charts for months on end just for the game?
    wonder how many copies of GTAIV have been sold just so people can install the amazing ICEnhancer mod!
    by far the most advanced graphical thing on any game ever, my god it looks freaking amazing!!!!!!!
    even makes next gen look old fashioned!

  2. narwall14 August 8, 2012 at 10:54 am -

    i hope they add a LAN to it i hate playing over the Internet so much lag

  3. Wolf1888 August 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm -

    …But what’s up with “The War Z”?
    Does this mean that both these games will come out around the same time, but play exactly the same?
    I wanted to buy The War Z, but if Hall makes his own game, I’ll sure go with DayZ, as THIS is the real deal.

  4. Martin Zamora August 9, 2012 at 5:20 am -

    @Wolf Both the standalone version of DayZ and the War Z are being released around the end of this year. While they have their similarities they also have a few differences as discussed in my article on the War Z. Keep in mind though that the exact differences between the mod and standalone version of DayZ have’t been revealed yet too.

    Either way you should try out both, I mean you said you signed up for The War Z beta right?

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