The DayZ mod for ARMA II has gone from a cool mod to over one million players, with some buying the game just for the mod! Now designer Dean Hall and his team are hard at work on a stand-alone experience of the popular mod.
We’ve seen some screenshots in the past over on the developer blog, and the most recent update delved into some core features. One of the biggest was that the game might miss the original 2012 release date. The blog post reads:
We are still working towards a target for an initial foundation before the end of the year. But we will slip this date if needed, we will not compromise the project for the short-term gain of meeting this date. The reasons for any slippage would be publicly discussed, and would most likely represent a failure personally on my part to plan correctly. We will be assessing the results of our major architectural changes at the end of next week, and reporting the results to everyone when we have assessed that.
At least they won’t release it unfinished! Some other cool details in the blog post involved using Steam, reworking the controls with inspiration from Minecraft and lots of intricate server details. Check them all out in the blog post.
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