As Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall updates the DayZ development blog from the base camp of Mt. Everest (yes, really), we’re able to learn a bit more about some of the new features being planned. One of the most interesting new features is the addition of radios and walkie-talkies, which players can use to talk to other players on the same frequency.
The radios will “allow players to communicate using a basic radio, similar (but more simple) to the popular ACARS radio mod for ArmA2. Players pick up radios, and they can set a frequency and talk/receive text/voice from other players. The microphone or speaker can be turned on or off to allow players to use radios as a listening device.”
“If the player has not crafted a headset onto the radio, then the output is public (either voice or text).”
Animation, map design and inventory design continues to be worked on, with seven towns now fully redesigned and new work being done to give zombies accurate pathfinding inside buildings. Check out the rest at the devblog.
Source: DayZ devblog