While the idea of selling uncompleted games in development may be a controversial issue, that doesn’t mean that there can’t be success stories. According to the game’s website, there are currently over 1.73 million people who have gained Steam Early Access to the in-development DayZ title. That’s a lot of virtual canned beans!
As EuroGamer notes, the creator of DayZ, Dean Hall, has promised to bring a new update by the end of April, one that will see many server-side improvements. Players can expect resets on loots, doors and fireplaces, in addition to a better infrastructure that will allow for quicker future updates. Further along in development, the goal is to bring new weapons (including AK47’s), animals and creatures into the game, while at the same time looking to improve pathfinding and other AI elements.
That last part is essential. In the limited time experiencing the game, it became quite frustrating at times to perform simple tasks while enemies go through walls to chase me. The fact that I didn’t share those same quantum leap powers was quite disappointing. A DayZ standalone has been in development since 2012; a lot of basic gameplay staples should have been nailed down by now, even if the game is released under the guise of an Alpha access.
You can check out DayZ on Steam Early Access for $29.99 from now until whenever the game sees a proper release.
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