Originally Posted by Crazy9000
Game's not going to be out for awhile, it hasn't been and probably won't go on sale for a long time. It might get more expensive in beta.
So unlike games like the walking dead which went on sale a few days after release, you should be safe just buying DayZ whenever you want, and not worrying if you got the best deal or not.
Had this discussion last week with a few game designers...Was fixing a server in their studio...Apparently one of them is friends with a bunch of the guys @ BI but, take this as a rumor because it's basically what it is.
Speculation on launch from their perspective is about a year...Which I can see/believe.
Towards launch price will climb because we're essentially getting a break on the price because we're testing the product...
So ultimately, the $30 is a thank you for buying and testing.
Again, speculation but, Valve's done this in the past. Discount for alpha. Rises in beta. Goes full in launch -- ARMA3 is a really good example of that.