Given its cult-like popularity, this was bound to happen eventually: the exceedingly popular Day Z mod for ArmA II is now going to be developed as a standalone game. As the announcement says, you probably have a lot of questions, but unfortunately, we don’t have the answers right now. Bohemia just wanted to get the announcement out now, and the reams and reams of answers will come later.
What we do know, though, is that the new game will have a Minecraft-esque dev model, “fast iterations with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price”. The game has a new website that you should probably keep an eye on if you’re interested in the previously-mentioned answers.
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