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ArmA II Zombie Mod DayZ Becomes 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.

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  • EDVINASM
    I like the idea. I did not like however zombies run at 3x game pace and "one bullet anywhere" kill style. Also would be nice to have single player mode where there are no haters and cheaters that trying to kill others for fun.
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  • Microgoliath
    Been playing this game for a couple of weeks now and its a fresh breeze compared to the other generic crap people release all year.

    Personally love that 1 bullet can kill since irl no one will be walking after getting shot by a sniper rifle. Much better than CoD or BF3 where people take 20+ bullets only to turn around and one shot you in the face lol.
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  • alidan
    MicrogoliathBeen playing this game for a couple of weeks now and its a fresh breeze compared to the other generic crap people release all year.Personally love that 1 bullet can kill since irl no one will be walking after getting shot by a sniper rifle. Much better than CoD or BF3 where people take 20+ bullets only to turn around and one shot you in the face lol.
    agree and disagree, i take a shot to a limb, so long as im patched up to prevent bleading out if they got a major artery, or re setting a bone if that nailed that, im sure i could live through a gunshot.

    also on the body, so long as the heart isnt shot, the spine isnt hit, and a major organ isnt hit, you can survive it the bleeding is prevented. im sure that if i am just clipped on the side and it hits no organ, i will be hurt, but not near death.

    granted i dont know the extent of how this system works, but thats just my thoughts on it.

    also with cod and bf3, those are games that you dont want to play tactically, otherwise they wouldnt be very fun, or at least not what 10million + people consider fun.
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  • captainblacko
    DayZ gave me the buzz PVP in EVE Online used to give me a few years ago. I love it.

    I just hope they spend a little bit more time on character animations and graphics.
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  • darkchazz
    hopefully they don't use the outdated ancient arma engine.
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  • johnners2981
    captainblackoDayZ gave me the buzz PVP in EVE Online used to give me a few years ago. I love it.I just hope they spend a little bit more time on character animations and graphics.
    Wait until arma 3 comes out, it will look fooking awesome and I'm guessing they'll have dayz using that engine soon enough
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  • proxy711
    The one reason i don't play this mod is how chunky and unfriendly the inventory and combat are. Its not the modders fault its the game engines. Hopefully they can fix that with the standalone game. If they do i'll def play it.
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  • A Bad Day
    I remember firing the Lee Enfield rifle in the largest city in the map. Little did I know it was the loudest weapon in the game, and the zombies were sensitive to noise.

    At least I indirectly killed two bandits though. :)
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  • leongrado
    Lol does anyone even play Arma II without DayZ? All I see are DayZ servers.
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  • bustapr
    i love this mod and am glad its getting its standalone treatment. the only thing that really bugged me about the mod(aside from hackers) is the zombie animations. they jerk around to much, those things are the hardest things to hit unless theyre 3 feet away from you.

    Now I really dont know how to feel about THQs The War Z.
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