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DayZ standalone racks up two million sales

The last time we checked in on Dean Hall's zombie apocalypse simulation, DayZ, the game's standalone incarnation had sold over 1.7 million copies. Now, a month later, that figure has grown to two million. Hall broke the news on Twitter, noting that these two million sales come less than six...

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DayZ standalone sells 1.7 million, update due soon

Humanity's morbid fascination with the zombie apocalypse continues unabated as DayZ creator Dean Hall has revealed that the standalone, retail release of his open-world hit has racked up over 1.7 million sales. Hall revealed this figure earlier today at the ongoing EGX Rezzed event in...

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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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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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DayZ alpha first-week sales exceed 400,000, dev outlines update plans

It's been an eventful couple of weeks for DayZ developer Bohemia Interactive, which has provided a state of the union update on the Early Access build. After launching on December 16, DayZ has sold over 400,000 copies on Steam and saw a peak concurrent user count top out at over 40,000 players. ...

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DayZ creator stresses standalone Alpha is 'a platform' for the future

Dean "Rocket" Hall, creator of DayZ, cautioned that those who buy into the standalone game's upcoming Steam Early Access launch should not expect something on par with a fully realized, polished product. DayZ will essentially be "barebones" at the outset, he said in an update on the game's forums,...

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Tenacious bugs, optimization woes continue to delay DayZ

People have been killing zombies in Arma 2 mod DayZ for years, yet the game's long-awaited standalone client remains in development limbo. The culprit? Bugs and code optimization. "We think we need a minimum of 15 [server side] FPS [with] 50 players, 2000 zombies, and 25000 loot items,"...

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DayZ standalone in Steam database, Hall says progress 'very good'

DayZ standalone is showing signs of (re)animation, with "DayZ Early Access" popping up in the Steam Database. The Escapist took note of the entry, and pointed out the entry is marked for the USA territory. "Amazing how quickly the internet picks up on things isn't it," said DayZ lead and creator...

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DayZ September dev blog teases new zombie AI and item degradation

DayZ ​creator Dean Hall's September dev blog detailed changes to the game's inventory, player interaction, item damage, and teased upcoming changes to zombie AI. The entire video is more than 20 minutes long and is stuffed full of information for DayZ fans, but here are a few highlights: In...

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