DayZ creator Dean Hall has released a new 20-minute developer diary that offers updates on the game's development progress.

The diary offers plenty of gameplay footage from the former mod turned full-release. Until now, the game has been using modified AI from Arma II, the game from which DayZ was born, but Hall revealed that the decision was made to completely rewrite the AI code from scratch for DayZ.

The diary also showcases interface changes that were born as a result of feedback on the game during Gamescom.

To check out the previous developer diary, head here. At one time, DayZ was set for release in 2012, but the game received a hefty delay.

[Via Joystiq]