Day Z Could Be a Standalone Game “Before Christmas”
Day Z creator and mastermind Dean Hall recently offered more details on his plans to make the mod a standalone game, as opposed to simply remaining a mod for ArmA II. While much work would need to be done, he believes that it could be ready for launch before the end of this year. Yes, this year as in 2012.
“I want to see it become a standalone game, following the Minecraft model of a low price point, but that will only work if we say that everyone is going to pay,” Hall said to VG247.
“In order for people to not feel ripped off we need to have a load of new content; so, things like base-building, tidying and cleaning up animations and add ragdoll physics as the like.”
He believes that the work needed could be wrapped up in a matter of mere months, but in his own words: “certainly before Christmas.” If he can reach an agreement with ArmA II developer Bohemia Interactive or another interested company, this possibility might come to fruition as planned.
Hall did mention that he’s received some investment offers from an assortment of groups, but that they were more interested in the mod’s impressive numbers rather than its refreshing exploration of survival mechanics.
How sure is Hall that Day Z will go standalone? He claims it’s a “certainty.”
Whether or not this will interfere with the plans of the upcoming MMO of similar nature, The War Z, remains to be seen. It too, is set to launch before Christmas.
I sense release window drama afoot!