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.
Development and updates of the mod will continue in parallel with the development of the game, so anyone who is playing the mod now will be able to continue to do so. The project will follow the Minecraft development model; fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price.
I realize people will have many, many questions - but we wanted to let everyone know the announcement now. Over the coming weeks, these questions will be answered.
Check out the brand new DayZ site.