DayZ full launch set for next week
The multiplayer game is ready for 1.0 release on PC
Developer Bohemia Interactive has announced that DayZ is leaving the Early Access program on PC, and launching the 1.0 version on December 13.
DayZ is an open world survival game, and the standalone successor of the mod of the same name. The game was released onto early access on Steam in December 2013. In August 2018, it also made its console debut by releasing in Xbox Game Preview.
DayZ began development in 2012 when the mod's creator, Dean Hall, joined Bohemia Interactive to commence work on the standalone version of the game. The development has been focused on altering the engine to suit the game's needs, developing a working client-server architecture, and introducing new features like diseases and a better inventory system. The game has sold 3 million copies since its alpha release.
DayZ is also planned for a console launch in 2019.