While DayZ as a whole has been available for nearly three years thanks to its earlier ARMA 2 mod in January 2012, its standalone release has celebrated its first birthday since launching on Steam Early Access in December of 2014 with a retrospective video and updated roadmap.
Coming in at just under five minutes, the clip features a number of developers talking about the world of DayZ and how it has grown. Those featured include creator of the game Dean "Rocket" Hall alongside producer Brian Hicks, who chat about the events leading up to the game's release, the role of the community and more.
As for the development roadmap, it isn't all too different from the one released in November. The new additions include improved cooking/horticulture and an advanced anti-hack system in Q1, world containers and a new physics system in Q2, and advanced communication in Q3. Full list can be found below.
Central economy (advanced loot distribution)
New Zombie AI
Basic stealth system (zombies, animals, ...)
Advanced vehicles (repair, modifications, ...)
Advanced animals - life cycle, group behavior
New UI Stamina / fatigue
Character life span + soft skills
Animal predators + birds
Animal companions (dog, horse)
Steam community integration (Achievements, Steamworks modding, etc)
Construction (building shelters / walls / ...)
Bohemia also revealed that DayZ's price will shift to $34.99USD later this month, with the final price point being $49.99USD.