The lights are on
An explanatory post on the official DayZ dev blog outlines why the standalone version of the popular zombie apocalypse simulator missed its 2012 release target.
A post simply titled "Where is the Standalone Release?" explains why fans aren't playing the standalone version of DayZ yet, as originally intended:
"Put simply, DayZ Standalone isn’t here because we had the chance to go from making a game that was just the mod improved slightly, packaged simply, and sold – to actually redeveloping the engine and making the game the way we all dreamed it could be. This blew any initial plans we had dictated to pieces."
Changes to the game include a new inventory system and scavenging mechanic, along with other UI changes and new art. The Chernarus map is also being revised, but the post states that the dev member in charge of the redesign is currently imprisoned in Greece on espionage charges.
The post also states that a closed beta will begin soon, with 500-1,000 players testing the new architecture. A new public release date has not been given, but at least fans can be comforted by the fact that the standalone release has been delayed for a good reason.
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Maybe on next-gen consoles?
Take all the time you need.
wow. I can't wait to play this standalone version of dayz
Honestly those two devs should be released from prison already like holy crap.
I'm glad this was delayed. As much as I loved the Day Z mod, an overhaul was definitely needed. The more polish for this standalone game, the better!
Nice. I might buy it for console. That is if I like the Beta.
I just hope they find a way to stop people from murdering you as soon as you spawn. Or at least make separate severs for PvE and PvP.
As long as the final product is beyond what everyone was expecting, I'm sure waiting a little bit more time is worth it. Patience is a virtue.
o_O am I the only one who was a little taken aback by how we just glide over the dev member imprisoned for espionage part?
Well, at least they're taking their time on it. They could have just released it and it wouldn't have been nearly as cool as it's going to be--well, I hope so.
Sounds good. This is what delays are for.
I'm happy they're taken there time. I will play War z till this comes out :)
Highly unfortunate. I was going to try the alpha or whatever it was originally but then this was announced. Stop making me wait!
everyone who plays this game knows how amazing it is and how much better it is than WarZ in its current state. DayZ has so much potential for so many different aspects to be added into the game there is almost a never ending stream of good ideas that could be placed into this game, it has that kind of endless potential that people love! Also if you love playing this game in a Non PVP environment with friendly players in a co op atmosphere then send me a private message and i'll give you info to a great server i play on.