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DayZ sadism extends to real life as servers are hacked

It's generally expected that within the confines of the game, DayZ players will be jerks whenever possible. However, such attitudes aren't limited to online: Developer Bohemia Interactive is currently investigating an attack on their servers, as reported by Rock Paper Shotgun. While a Reddit report...

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Incoming DayZ update to include fire, tweaks to physics, player control

If you've been wishing campfires would help give away the position of DayZ's, uh ... "spirited" brand of survivors at night, this might be your month! Developer Bohemia Interactive is planning on implementing a patch that gifts the destructive element to players, both for building campfires and...

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DayZ team doubles down with new developers

Bohemia Interactive is adding new people to the DayZ development team, "effectively doubling the whole project," the studio writes in an update on Tumblr. Bohemia is currently focused on fixing key bugs and starting work on new features, and last week it began developing a cooking system...

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DayZ lead Dean Hall to step down by end of year

DayZ creator and project lead on the standalone edition, Dean Hall, will leave developer Bohemia Interactive by year's end. Hall tells Eurogamer that he plans to start his own studio in New Zealand. "I have a specific use. I'm really good at risk-taking and making other people take risks, I've...

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DayZ's next six months to bring vehicles, bases and more

Vehicles, camping, hunting, base building and an improved stamina system are in the works for Bohemia Interactive's survival game, DayZ. Creator Dean Hall recently took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session, where he revealed the upcoming additions to the game. The new features are...

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'Stiq Tips: DayZ

You wake up on the shore of a mysterious land with nothing but the clothes on your back and a flashlight. You have no idea what to do, no objectives, and there isn't another soul in sight. No, this isn't a bad dream; you finally decided to buy DayZ. Playing DayZ is a unique experience, but it...

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Probably Archery dev teases DayZ-inspired gameplay mode

Probably Archery is not very much like DayZ. DayZ is not very much like Probably Archery. But Probably Archery will nonetheless feature a mode inspired by the open-world zombie apocalypse survival game. In an email interview with BitPulse, programmer Matthew Carr wrote that the team is working on...

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DayZ standalone sells over one million in four weeks

DayZ just got another healthy influx of folks who will eventually be shot for a can of beans. The player count for the Early Access standalone version has surpassed one million, Bohemia Interactive CEO and co-founder Marek ŠpanÄ›l announced. In DayZ, players fight to survive on a...

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DayZ devs taking time, beta not planned until close of 2014

With over 875,000 copies of DayZ standalone sold in Early Access, the development team is going to take its sweet time getting to a final release version. In a recent update on the official DayZ development blog, the team said, "Please keep in mind that we do not expect to reach Beta status sooner...

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Devs ramp up development as DayZ passes 800,000 sales

ArmA 2 mod turned standalone zombie apocalypse simulator DayZ has topped 800,000 sales less than a month after its Steam Early Access debut, an accomplishment that creator Dean Hall hopes will speed the game's ongoing development. "We ([ArmA 2 developer Bohemia Interactive] and I) had very...

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