The standalone version of DayZ has been in development for quite some time now. After numerous release windows missed, when can we actually play it? Creator Dean Hall shed some light on the matter.
Speaking to Joystiq at PAX East, Hall plans to have an alpha build ready for June where it will enter official review. The game is currently ready for an alpha run but they want to make sure the server architecture is up to snuff for review.
Hall is also looking at other methods of distributing the DayZ alpha. Possible crowd-funding where you opt to go into the alpha and you’ll be able to get free goodies with your funding. Nothing definite but just something Hall is currently looking into. Hall had this to say:
“We want to release the keys in chunks of what we have servers available, The idea is to very, very quickly try to release something out there, because that allows us to start capacity testing. We’ve got one final thing we’re waiting for with the release date, which is the completion of our client-server architecture. It’s basically making the game into an MMO, and pretty much the moment that’s done, we’ll release.”
It’ll be a bit of a wait but what Hall is promising sounds worth it. Let us know in the comments how you feel about the alpha release of DayZ or post in our forums.