GAME NAME: DayZ
DEVELOPER(S): Dean Hall
GENRE(S): Survival horror
RELEASE DATE(S): 27 July 2012
Be honest now — how many of you, like me, bought Arma II and its “Operation Arrowhead” expansion pack, only to use them to play DayZ? Yeah. I thought so.
Those of you too cheap to do the same (or is that, too smart? hmmm!) can take heart: the DayZ Developer Tumblr account has confirmed that DayZ will soon be a standalone product.
The mod’s Lead Developer, Dean Hall, will remain as project lead, and Arma developer Bohemia Interactive will also stay on as publisher.
On the Tumblr account, Hall explained that the game will follow the Minecraft development model, with “fast iterations” and a “heavily discounted” community alpha. Hall also stated that development and updates to the mod will continue in tandem with the standalone product. A release date has not yet been mentioned.