Following the same route as Minecraft, it has been revealed that the ArmA 2 zombie mod, DayZ, will become a standalone title.
It will be developed by the very people currently running the mod (Bohemia Interactive) and will be lead by the man behind the mod, Dean Hall. It’s unknown when the game will be released, but no doubt it’ll be in beta stages for a long time yet. It was also recently revealed that the mod itself had passed over a million players.
Dean Hall wrote:
“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.“