It's a dream come true for Dean Hall as his successful zombie mod becomes a standalone title.
Since the zombie survival mod's launch earlier this year, DayZ has been wildly successful. It's managed to put parent game ArmA II onto the top of the Steam sales list, where it relished in the number one spot for quite a few weeks.
Just yesterday, DayZ announced that it had made it to the one million player landmark. Today, there was more good news for DayZ fans, as mod creator Dean "Rocket" Hall has finally had his hopes of the mod becoming a standalone title realized.
Bohemia Interactive, ArmAII developer and Hall's employer, has announced today that it will be developing the DayZ standalone game, with Hall at the helm as the project lead.
According to Hall's Tumblr, "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 game will be following the Minecraft pricing model, where players will be able to the purchase the game in alpha at a low rate.
Details are scant, but the game will now have a new site located at http://dayzgame.com/. Expect more news to come in the following weeks as Hall settles into his new role and Bohemia Interactive takes over development.