Bohemia Interactive announces the seemingly endless dayz of Early Access for
will come to an end next week with the official release of the survival
shooter on December 13th. We'd say the zombie game is shambling out at that
time, but that still sounds rushed since this will be almost five years to the
day after Early Access began
. Here's word,
including the tip that there's still time to buy the game before it switches to
its full price:
Bohemia Interactive today announced that DayZ, the open
world, online survival game, is launching worldwide on PC on December 13th.
Originally releasing as a Steam Early Access title in 2013, DayZ has attracted
over 4,000,000 players and received a complete technology overhaul during its 5
years of development, along with numerous new features.
The post-soviet country of Chernarus is struck by an unknown virus, turning the
majority population into frenzied infected. Fighting over resources has bred a
hostile mentality among survivors, driving what’s left of humanity to collapse.
You are one of the few immune to the virus – how far will you go to survive?
DayZ is an unforgiving, authentic survival experience. Up to 60 survivors on a
server engage in a completely unscripted gameplay scenario with no goals given,
except for one: to survive as long as they can, by all means necessary. There
are no superficial tips, way-points, built-in tutorials, or help given to
players. Every decision matters, and every mistake can be lethal. If you die in
DayZ, you lose all your character progress and start over, as the game features
a permadeath concept.
In DayZ, hostile player interactions – or simply just struggling through severe
weather – can easily turn into intense, nerve-racking moments where you
experience very real emotions. On the other hand, meeting with another friendly
survivor in DayZ can lead to a true friendship that lasts a lifetime.
In November, Bohemia Interactive released the Stable BETA update for DayZ. This
was overall the biggest update to the game, with over a year’s worth of
development dedicated to it. Along the way, players subscribed to the
Experimental branch were able to witness major engine level changes and gameplay
Since the BETA update delivered all the core elements that make the DayZ
gameplay, the development shifted focus to bugfixing and generally improving the
available content and features for the upcoming 1.0 update. With the help of
community feedback and bug reports, the developers have identified over 400
issues since the BETA release, and resolved nearly 900 of them in total
(including both the new issues, and ones reported before the BETA).
The 1.0 update will launch on Thursday, December 13 at 19:00 CET. Until then,
DayZ is still available for its Early Access Alpha price of $34.99 / £22.99 /
€27.99. After launching the 1.0 update, DayZ will be sold for $44.99 / £31.99 /
€37.99 on Steam and continue receiving new content and features during
post-launch development and support. The development road-map for post 1.0
content will be established and presented at the beginning of next year.
DayZ is also out now in Xbox Game Preview, with the full launch scheduled for
early 2019, and is also coming to PlayStation 4 later in 2019. Please reach out
to contacts below to receive a Steam review package or to ask us any questions!