DayZ Standalone To Enter Alpha Testing June or Later

The standalone version of the popular Arma 2 zombie survival mod DayZ is expected to enter alpha testing June or later.

Speaking to Joystiq, creator Dean “Rocket” Hall mentioned, “We’re going to review the situation in June, so there’ll be no release between now and June. And we’re quite hopeful that we’ll go then.” He added, “I know that people get really frustrated because they want to play, but I just think this is the best option.”

Hall detailed the team’s excitement to get things just right, explaining that they are taking their time making sure that the new client-server architecture works properly. He also revealed that while he has 25 people currently participating in a small pre-alpha, he wishes to gather a few hundred before opening up the alpha. He explained that keys will be distributed, in batches of 50,000 or so, in a Kickstarter-style fashion, meaning players can purchase other goodies through various, tiered packages.

“We want to release the keys in chunks of what we have servers available,” Hall explained. “The idea is to very, very quickly try to release something out there, because that allows us to start capacity testing. We’ve got one final thing we’re waiting for with the release date, which is the completion of our client-server architecture. It’s basically making the game into an MMO, and pretty much the moment that’s done, we’ll release.”

  • Hodgez

    My Dayz buzz is fading.

  • MrLadyfingers

    June 2014 or….?

    • gph456

      probably this fall of 2013, and if not somewhere in the first quarter of 2014 most likely but then again I’m just guessing

  • T-51B

    This wait will definitely not be ok, especially if the game doesn’t deliver

    • You’d rather play a broken pile of shit a few months sooner than wait for a well made game? Sad thing is, you’re probably the kind of kid who would play that broken pile of shit and bitch and moan the whole time about how broken it is even after whining about having to wait for something better.

      Perhaps have some faith in the guy who made one of the most successful indie games of our time by using the modding equivalent of sticks and mud.

      • T-51B

        A broken pile of shit game… looks like you need to have some faith you pessimistic fuck. I’m ready to pre order this when I see a release date. Excuse me if I don’t love waiting 2 years for a game that’s already out and good.

        • Letholldus

          Any game you rush out before its finished is going to be a broken pile of shit, you need to hold your tongue and just be patient like the rest of us

  • lrishjake

    DayZ has made other games feel lacking.. Its almost a curse. I cant wait for the SA version, been keeping up on what they are doing and it is looking great

  • blondbassist

    I have a feeling that the wait is going to pay off.

  • BOSS jediZOHAN

    I’ll admit they totally fucked themselves by not releasing the standalone when DayZ was hot back in December, but I’m glad that haven’t rushed a shit product out the window as well. Either way, everyone’s fucked.

  • Gage Layton

    This wait is killing most of us but it will all pay off when the game comes out 😀

  • Gage Layton

    will the game be available on the steam store??

    • gph456

      seems so, I remember MP1st has an article on that, just don’t remember where it is