To some it may have come later than anticipated, but Dean "Rocket" Hall's ever-popular DayZ Mod turned standalone title has now surpassed a whopping 170,000 copies since launching yesterday morning on Steam Early Access
at a price point of $29.99.
The new stats were announced by developer Bohemia's CEO Marek Spanel on his blog
, where he also outlined that the bug squashing and hard work ahead has only just begun for the Bohemia Interactive team. The team are already hard at work on a new patch, which you can check out in full over here
but some of the more interesting changes include the ability to open cans with sharp objects like knives, additional bug fixing and loot spawn fixes.
Originally launched as mod for Bohemia Interactive's military simulator ArmA 2, DayZ has gone on to be quite a force in the PC gaming world, with the mod topping more than 1 million unique players since its inception. The game is now available as an Early Access Alpha on Steam
, with fair warning that you will almost certainly encounter bugs and unkempt content while venturing through Chernarus 2.0, however from my own personal adventures last night it is most definitely worth the trouble to once again experience those adrenaline pumping moments reminiscent of the DayZ Mod.
Let us know your thoughts on the game so far and what adventures you've had in the comments below.