DayZ is a persistent zombie-themed mod developed by Dean "Rocket" Hall for the tactical shooter Arma 2. In DayZ, players take the role of survivor in a post-zombie apocalypse and must battle the infected population and team up or compete with other players in the game's location of Chernarus.
THIS MOD REQUIRES THE PURCHASE OF ARMA 2 AND ARMA 2: OPERATION ARROWHEAD TO PLAY.
According to Neogaf.com, DayZ forum users are receiving warning emails about a recent hacking incident that saw user names, passwords and email information exposed to those perpetrating the activity.
Just over a year ago, in December of 2013, a little game known as DayZ was released to the public on Steam Early Access. Just last week, an anniversary notice, video, and a 2015 roadmap were released to show where the game has been and indicate where it is going. Along with that came an update to the experimental build. Altogether, the game has sold 2,830,000 copies as of December 16th, 2014.
Eurogamer is reporting that DayZ's Dean Hall is stepping down as the game's Lead Designer. According to the interview, Hall will be leaving Bohemia Interactive completely by the end of the year in order to set up his own studio in New Zealand.
The latest DayZ patch has some nifty new loot spawns for players to find in the zombie survival game now in its second month of alpha testing. Among other things, players can now receive hiking pants (and shorts!), hacksaws and shotgun in loot drops. For those scrounging for foodstuffs, berry picking is on the menu as well.
Harbingers of Doom have long been predicting the death knell for PC gaming but according to a new Twitter post from DayZ's Dean Hall, no one should don the black just yet.
In a candid statement on the DayZ blog, the team admits that the game will only reach its beta phase of development sometime in late 2014, hence a release in 2015.
Dan Hall has taken to the DayZ Reddit to reveal that the game has moved over 800,000 copies and grossed over $12,000,000 in sales in just under a month since the alpha phase began.
The DayZ team has posted a great new developer blog to take a look back at the first week of early alpha access to the game. Writing about the team's amazement at the over 400,000 users who bought into the game, the team gives out some other astonishing details and information about the next steps for the juggernaut.
Judging by the $5.1 million dollars raised through Steam sales of DayZ, the game is a huge success. According to a series of 'tweets' from the development team, over 19,000 unique players signed in within the first hour.
Fans of zombie action will want to head to Steam to grab a copy of DayZ as the alpha launch day has arrived. Players can gain early access to the game with a one-time purchase.