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Post by Eorl @ 09:45am 27/11/14 | 9 Comments
The zombie apocalypse survival game DayZ will enter beta in the fourth quarter of next year, with developer Bohemia Interactive revealing future milestones that include vehicles, zombie AI fixes and base building.

DayZ celebrates its one year anniversary next month. What began life as a popular mod for Arma 2 in 2012 launched on December 16th, 2013 as a standalone alpha through Steam's Early Access program. It reached 1 million units sold a month later. Today the team at Bohemia Interactive marked the anniversary with a laundry list of expected updates and enhancements, and set a date of the third quarter of 2015 for the beginning of their beta.

First on the list the DayZ team plans to add vehicles, as well as a new zombie AI system. Combined with a new graphics renderer and a new user interface it will make for a dramatic improvement to the player experience. The balance of the feature set coming in 2015 includes traps, barricades and player bases, aerial transport, predatory animals and an upgradeable player skill system.

Finally, the team says that its console prototype will be ready some time in the third quarter. That means that players could be roaming Chernarus on the PlayStation 4 by late next year.

The time to purchase DayZ is now says the publisher. The price has gone up to $34.99, but during the current Steam sale it has been discounted 15 percent to $29.74.

"You can expect a new price point for DayZ which will be 34.99 USD," reads a press release. "This is part of a gradual price change as we progress with the development, and reach the goals that we set for the project. We would like to avoid a sudden increase in price once we hit the final release version."

"If you want to start surviving in DayZ, then now is the best time to get involved."

The game's final release will take place in the first half of 2016, at a cost of $49.99.



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greazy
Posted 10:15am 27/11/14
It's still in alpha? Who the f*** pays for alpha ANYTHING?
Audi
Posted 12:32pm 27/11/14
Buying into this is my only regret in life. F*** you Dean.

Job by pointed out this morning Steam jacked the price up to $35 to discount it back to $30 for the steam sale. Don't buy this s***e ppl.
Twisted
Posted 01:43pm 27/11/14
I bought in early because I thought it would be at most 18-24 months away...now...its like Duke Nukem...or this...

Whoop
Posted 09:32pm 27/11/14
It's still in alpha? Who the f*** pays for alpha ANYTHING?

everyone who bought battlefield 4 / assassins creed unity / basically every other game produced now because that's what devs know people want. horribly broken s***.
cJay
Posted 02:58pm 28/11/14
I'm gonna agree with Whoop, at least they've been open and up front with the development.
reload!
Posted 03:37pm 28/11/14
sooooo expect final release sometime in 2020?
Varchld
Posted 07:17pm 28/11/14

Job by pointed out this morning Steam jacked the price up to $35 to discount it back to $30 for the steam sale. Don't buy this s***e ppl.


People keep saying this, but it's a 15% discount.
Who the hell sees a 15% discount amid the 70% discounts and thinks it's an awesome deal.
There's no way they discounted it just to try to get more sales for the same price, it's stupid.
Trin
Posted 09:20pm 28/11/14
Just bought this, regretted immediately. wtfffff
Enska
Posted 04:50am 29/11/14
Oh noes, the massive disclaimer when I start the game tells me far too much logic for my brain to handle.
would you prefer them to lie? tell you it will be ready tomorrow or something? I'm confused
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