DayZ's full release scheduled for 2016
Bohemia says it will have the "full release version" of the zombie game ready for first half of 2016.
The "full release version" of open-world zombie game DayZ will launch in the first half of 2016, publisher Bohemia Interactive announced today. The game has been in open development for about a year now, as the game's alpha was released through Steam Early Access in December 2013.
When the completed version of DayZ is finally released, it will cost $50. Currently, the Early Access version sells for $35.
Despite DayZ not being a finished game, it has already sold more than 2 million copies. Producer Brian Hicks said this is well beyond what he could have imagined.
"2014 has been an immensely successful year for DayZ," he said in a statement. "We could have never hoped for so many people to join us for the adventure of Early Access development."
Bohemia has also published a development roadmap for the content it hopes to add to DayZ between now and release in 2016. This includes things like vehicles, diseases, a stealth system, dynamic events, traps, and animal companions.
The DayZ roadmap also shows that the previously announced console version of the game is not coming anytime soon. According to the roadmap, Bohemia will have a prototype of the console edition ready for the third quarter of 2015.