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Old 01-07-2013, 03:38 PM   #13
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Default Re: DayZ (aka the coolest zombie game you've never heard of)

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Delay Of Game: DayZ Standalone

DayZ has taken the PC gaming world by storm, as the mod for the military sim ArmA II has racked up users and imitators in equal measure. The mod is available and development is ongoing… but the standalone game has missed its 2012 release date.

So what's the holdup? Apparently, the DayZ team has decided to be much more ambitious in their designs.

According to lead developer Dean Hall:

"Put simply, DayZ Standalone isn’t here because we had the chance to go from making a game that was just the mod improved slightly, packaged simply, and sold – to actually redeveloping the engine and making the game the way we all dreamed it could be. This blew any initial plans we had dictated to pieces."

DayZ has seen some major changes in development. First of all, you'll be able to scavenge parts of items, as well as the items themselves. This won't make the game any easier, as it means now weapons can break or clothing you find can be infested with disease.

Similarly, the game's graphics have been overhauled, with better textures and a more intuitive user interface.

A closed test of the game will be happening soon, and once they've squashed bugs in the architecture, they'll schedule a new release date.
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