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Published on August 7th, 2012 | by Dan


DayZ to Become Standalone Game

In DayZ, your character starts out unarmed and completely alone. Now the DayZ mod itself will be setting out on a lone journey of its own. In a Tumblr post today, DayZ lead developer Dean “Rocket” Hall confirmed that DayZ will become a standalone game. The game will be published by Bohemia Interactive, with Hall remaining as the project’s lead developer. Development will continue Minecraft-style, starting with an alpha version available at a highly discounted price that will receive frequent updates.

If you’re one of the many who bought ARMA II: Combined Operations just to play DayZ, don’t fret; you haven’t been forgotten. Six Updater/Launcher will still be around at, and it sounds like DayZ the mod will continue to be updated alongside the new standalone version.

This decision by Bohemia spells a new chapter in the life of a mod that has seen a wild level of success in such a short amount of time. Counting over a million players now, DayZ has transcended much of what we thought a game could be, providing thrills and tension on a level few gaming experiences ever have.

Hopefully things only get bigger and better from here as DayZ begins its path to becoming a full retail game. Keep your eye on KBMOD and the newly launched DayZ Game site for updates!

For now, check out this awesome video from Sacriel42 detailing a DayZ airstrip fight:

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3 Responses to DayZ to Become Standalone Game

  1. James says:

    Imagine if they put out comprehensive map and mod tools. *drools*

  2. Pharkas says:

    Fuck yeah, Dan! Fuck yeah!

  3. Splozy says:

    Nah, I’ll just keep my my money for A3 and all dem lovely new stances.



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