Just yesterday we reported that ‘DayZ Bounty’, a website dedicated to running a specific Chernarus server where you could earn cash for kills, was set to launch. Today, Bohemia are gearing up to put the kibosh on the bounty-hunt before it even begins.
In an email sent to PC Gamer, DayZ Production Assistant Matthew Lightfoot at Bohemia slams the idea as “undermining” the spirit of DayZ and commercially exploiting it. “The DayZ development team and Bohemia Interactive is not involved or has had any contact with with DayZ Bounty and it’s creators,” reads the email. “While we fully support modifications created by the community, to improve the gaming experience for players of DayZ and ArmA II, we do not support their creators putting a cost on them. As commercially exploiting their small additions to DayZ undermines the work done by the original team.”
“We believe that the elements of gambling that DayZ Bounty introduces challenges the basic game design aspects that DayZ is built upon. It changes the focus of DayZ from being a creative, enjoyable, gritty gaming experience to a game that is based almost solely on financial gain and that is not something we want to be associated with.”
“We will be contacting the owners of the DayZ Bounty website directly over the coming days, to ask that they cease their activities in their current form.”
Source: PC Gamer