Buying into the alpha is "a recipe for disappoinment", warns Hall.
By Tim Colwill on December 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm
As the upcoming DayZ standalone game heads into alpha, creator Dean Hall has used a forum update to warn players that the alpha will, actually, be buggy as all get-out.
“It’s a true-blue alpha,” he said in a forum post yesterday. “Massive areas of the engine were entirely reworked, involving a large team of people over the last 12 months. Much of what these achievements will enable won’t be seen for many months – so I really plead for anyone who is on the fence to take a skeptical approach – watch streams, read reviews, watch some let’s play and form your opinion.”
“You could always come back to the game in three, six months time and buy it then.”
Hall said that buying early was basically “a recipe for disappointment”, but added that getting in that early was really only for people who wanted to be part of the whole development experience.
“For many, this is the opposite of what they want. To enable a smooth launch, we really are targeting it at a core audience who want to get deeply involved in a very barebones experience that is a platform for future development,” he finished.
Source: DayZ Forums