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[Eurogamer] DayZ standalone release this year, says Dean Hall

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(And gives his opinion on lookalike War Z)

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The alpha build of DayZ standalone will be released before the end of the year, probably in December.
"And it's going to be cheap," creator Dean Hall said at the Eurogamer Expo today.

...

Why the rush? Copycats. Dean Hall made a point of being "suitably vague to stop clones". That was a bullet point on one of his presentation slides. The most notable of these 'clones' has been War Z.


What do you guys think, are they rushing it?
post #2 of 14
Judging from the amount of hackers and glitches in current-DayZ, I would say yes. But, does he have a reason to? Also, yes.

But this quote will help my anxieties-
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Performance optimization and bugs are other top priorities. Hall's even made friends with Valve and Notch and Eve Online maker CCP, who all want to see and help with early code of standalone DayZ before it goes live.

Help from the top can't hurt. Can't wait biggrin.gif
Edited by dph314 - 9/27/12 at 9:28pm
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..so is it the final game? In OP's quote it says alpha build standalone...costs cheap

wat

I'll pass...I dont mind waiting for ARMA 3 and its Day Z release.
     
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..so is it the final game? In OP's quote it says alpha build standalone...costs cheap

wat

I'll pass...I dont mind waiting for ARMA 3 and its Day Z release.

From what I have been reading of the few QA that has done it won't be the full release there going a similar route minecraft did get the core down and add in features as they go.

Also pulling from those they have been opening up the map making more things enter able and fixing random glitch areas and improving the ui. His QA should be on the dayz mod Site if you want to read through them.
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Originally Posted by twitchyzero View Post

..so is it the final game? In OP's quote it says alpha build standalone...costs cheap
wat
I'll pass...I dont mind waiting for ARMA 3 and its Day Z release.

I think they're releasing the full game in alpha stage, like they did with the original mod. I'm waiting for Arma 3 as well, but only for Arma. Isn't DayZ going to be its own game separate from Arma 3?
Edited by Lost Prophet - 9/27/12 at 10:01pm
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Didn't they already announce the games going to follow the Minecraft model?
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I think they're releasing the full game in alpha stage, like they did with the original mod. I'm waiting for Arma 3 as well, but only for Arma. Isn't DayZ going to be its own game separate from Arma 3?

Let's hope, as the amount of lulzy n00bs spilling over from DayZ into Domination, City Life, and Warfare servers gets pretty freakin' old.
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..so is it the final game? In OP's quote it says alpha build standalone...costs cheap
wat
I'll pass...I dont mind waiting for ARMA 3 and its Day Z release.
It's not launching on ARMA 3. The standalone will be using a hybrid Arma 2/3 engine that the Day Z team can tailor to exactly fit their needs.
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Didn't they already announce the games going to follow the Minecraft model?

Yeah but this is new stuff from the Eurogamer Expo going on right now.

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Let's hope, as the amount of lulzy n00bs spilling over from DayZ into Domination, City Life, and Warfare servers gets pretty freakin' old.

True dat. And hackers.
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Pretty sure the guy said in another interview that there is not going to be a "dayz mod" for ARMA3.

It's basically going to be:
  • ARMA2 + DayZ mod
  • DayZ Stand Alone
  • ARMA3

This does not stop others from modding the DayZ mod to suit ARMA3 though.

Also, he said that the DayZ mod for ARMA2 will be supported when the standalone DayZ is released - however he was not explicit about how long it would be supported.
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