The inevitable has finally happened. A true infected apocalypse is coming and Rocket is spearheading the charge.
Officially announced today, DayZ is becoming its own ip title. Bohemia Interactive will develop the game with Dean “Rocket” Hall as project lead. All it took was four months, build 1.61 and 1 million unique players to green light a project that many gamers, myself included, are ecstatic about.
“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, www.dayzgame.com and the mod will continue at it’s present link,” Dean Hall stated on the offical dev team blog site.
DZ will follow the Minecraft model, Rocket says, meaning, “fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price.” That cancels out any $30 price speculation, which is what many players paid to access DZ through Arma 2: Combined Operations. By the gods, thank you.
As for the DayZ mod itself, Hall assures the community that updates will proceed alongside the official title’s development. In other words, game on.
No official release date has been detailed, but you can expect information to trickle out in the coming weeks. What elements would you like to see in the definitive version? Will you be picking it up? Do you care? I do, because DayZ had me at survivor.