What began as an ARMA II mod is now going to be a standalone game. But we wouldn’t recommend standing alone in Chernarus for too long.
Day Z was a wildly successful mod, hitting one million players in just four months. It is a realistic survival, open world multiplayer game, pitting you and other players against the living dead. You need to scavenge for supplies, select your weapons, avoid infection, kill off zombies, and beware your fellow players. It has been called one of the best mods of all time, and according to PC Gamer, Day Z is one of the most important things to happen to PC Gaming in 2012.
Now, thanks to Bohemia Interactive and Dean “Rocket” Hall, the mod’s lead developer, you will no longer need ARMA II to join in the fun. According to Hall, “The project will follow the Minecraft development model; fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price.”
There hasn’t been a price announced just yet, nor is there a release date. Heck, the official website at www.dayzgame.com isn’t even up and running yet. But the devs assure us that answers to all these questions will be coming in the next few weeks. Stay tuned.