Might be popular as hell, but it's still a long, long way away from release.
By Alex Walker on January 10, 2014 at 6:33 am
So more than a few people are enjoying the DayZ standalone Early Access alpha it seems. According to a blog post from the DayZ developers, more than 875,000 of you within three weeks are enjoying the anti-game to end all anti-games. So that’s quite a feat. But just because you’ve pitched in your hard earned cash doesn’t mean you’ll be getting the beta any time sooner.
“We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle,” the post reads. “Please keep in mind that we do not expect to reach Beta status sooner than the end of 2014.”
However, that doesn’t mean the team won’t be adding more features to the game to keep players interested. After thanking the community for their support, Bohemia Interactive’s Marek Spanel outlined the current roadmap:
- Server performance, stability and security
- Animals & hunting
- Cooking & gathering resources
- Playable user customizable vehicles
- Player created constructions in the environment
- More complex interactions with the environment and crafting options
- Streamlined user actions and interface
- Control and animations expanded and improved for fluidity
- Upgraded graphics and physics engine (including ragdoll, etc.)
- Support of user mods and more flexibility for user hosted servers and game types
Cooking sounds intriguing to me. Maybe there’s hope for a DayZ Iron Chef competition down the road yet.
Source: Thanks, VG247!