The insanely popular zombie survival mod for ARMA 2, DayZ, which recently surpassed 1,000,000 users, has been officially confirmed to be getting a stand alone game.
Writing on the official DayZ Blog, the lead developer Dean Hall said;
That’s right, this is actually happening - DayZ will be developed as a standalone game, with me as project lead, by Bohemia Interactive. This is the fairy-tale outcome for a mod that many would have said impossible four months ago.
Development and updates of the mod will continue in parallel with the development of the game, so anyone who is playing the mod now will be able to continue to do so. The project will follow the Minecraft development model; fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price.
I realize people will have many, many questions – but we wanted to let everyone know the announcement now. Over the coming weeks, these questions will be answered. The game will have it’s own site, www.dayzgame.com and the mod will continue at it’s present link.
This great news, now I just have to cross my fingers and hope for a console release for this phenomenal looking game/mod….