It’s about damn time.
If you’ve been out of the loop for the past few months, Day Z is a mod on the less than popular ArmA II on Steam. Recently, the game hit a massive milestone of 1,000,000 users, with the game maintaining its place in the top 5 sellers on the PC platform. At the same time, the game’s creator, Dean “Rocket” Hall, announced on the official Day Z blog that the game will in fact get a standalone release, likely on the PC.
“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 was 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.”
Fans will be glad to hear about the Minecraft development model. The game will be available at www.dayzgame.com.
He rounded out his post with a quote from the great Winston Churchill:
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Keep posted to their official blog and GamingUnwrapped for updates.
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