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DayZ (DZ)
Dean "Rocket" Hall | Official Site
MMOFPS | Genre:Horror | Status:Beta Testing  (est.rel N/A)  | Pub:Dean "Rocket" Hall
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Free | Monthly Fee:n/a
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DayZ News

Latest Headlines for DayZ

  • Dean Hall to Step Down as Lead Designer

    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.

    Reported on Feb 24, 2014
  • Hiking Pants, Shotguns and Hacksaws, Oh my!

    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.

    Reported on Jan 20, 2014
  • So Much for the Death of PC Gaming

    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.

    Reported on Jan 14, 2014
  • No Release in 2014

    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.

    Reported on Jan 08, 2014
  • 800,000 Moved, $12 Million Grossed in a Month

    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.

    Reported on Jan 06, 2014
  • First Week of Alpha Details Published

    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.

    Reported on Jan 02, 2014
  • $5.1 Million Raked in During First Day of Release

    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.

    Reported on Dec 18, 2013
  • Official Alpha Launch Day Arrives

    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.

    Reported on Dec 16, 2013
  • Early Access Coming Soon?

    A new Steam entry for DayZ has been discovered that reads "early access". While the code says that the "app is available", it is not at this time and the imminent arrival of the game's early access is neither being confirmed nor denied by the developers.

    Reported on Oct 23, 2013
  • August Developer Video Blog Details Delay

    The latest DayZ news comes in the form of a new video developer diary. The Arma 2 mod has seen some delays recently due to the game's overwhelming size. The video log goes into some detail about why there have been some setbacks as well as shows off some spiffy gameplay. Check it out!

    Reported on Aug 05, 2013
  • Huge ARMA2 Mod Brings Back Glory Days

    According to an announcement from a group called "GamersPlatoon Organization", a new ARMA2 mod has just been released that brings back the 'glory days' surrounding the original release of DayZ. Called DayZ Origins, the mod gives players the chance of finding "Patient Zero" the source of the zombie infection, Rebuild civilization and much more.

    Reported on Apr 08, 2013
  • The Standalone Makes a Splash at PAX East

    DayZ Standalone made a splash at this year's PAX East and we've got all the details. From tech, to design process, and overall progress, we've got the scoop.

    Reported on Mar 29, 2013
  • Hopes for DayZ

    In today's Independency column, we take a look at the ARMA 2 mod currently in development and the headiness of hardcore zombie goodness. See what we think about DayZ before leaving your ideas in the comments.

    Reported on Feb 14, 2013
  • Beta Imminent, Standalone Release Delayed

    The DayZ team has posted a new blog on the official site. The post starts with stating the obvious: The standalone version of DayZ that was originally scheduled to be released at the end of 2012, has not yet been released. Instead, a limited closed beta is scheduled to begin "imminently".

    Reported on Jan 07, 2013
  • Interior Work In Progress Screens

    Bohemia Interactive has posted a new (and short) developer blog on the DayZ site. Packed away within the blog are several awesome screenshots showing off interiors the team has been working on lately. They are clearly labeled "works in progress" but look pretty dang good already!

    Reported on Oct 15, 2012
  • The DayZ Standalone

    What do we know so far about the standalone version of DayZ? What would we like to see improved in the full game? We discuss it all in this week's Independency column!

    Reported on Aug 17, 2012
  • Player Driven Construction Hinted

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a brief report from DayZ's Dean Hall and Marek Spanel. It seems that DayZ players will have the ability to create 'instanced buildings' that might include underground sanctuaries accessed through portals (i.e. a grate in the road, etc.).

    Reported on Aug 15, 2012
  • Being Developed as a Stand Alone Game

    PC Gamer is reporting that DayZ is being developed as a stand alone game. According to a Twitter post from Dean "Rocket" Hall, he will be the lead designer and a new web site dedicated to the DayZ stand alone has also been unleashed.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2012
  • Counting the DayZ

    In this week's Pokket Says, we weigh in on DayZ, the zombie survival that's taken the FPS genre by storm over the past couple of months.

    Reported on Jul 23, 2012
  • Live Stream Q&A with 'Rocket' -- Give Us Your Questions!

    Our very own Hillary 'Pokket' Nicole will be conducting a live stream play session and interview with DayZ creator Dean 'Rocket' Hall next Thursday, July 19th and we're looking to get you involved! If you have a question (or questions!) for Rocket about DayZ leave 'em with us in the comments below. You never know, we may select yours during the session!

    Reported on Jul 13, 2012