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Submitted by xseven 724d ago | news

DayZ Standalone Moves One Step Closer To Launch As Steam Page Appears

On the back of today’s news around a Halo 3 Steam page being found, another little gem popped up… a DayZ standalone community page.

While this news doesn’t mean the game is just around the corner, it does lend a little more hope that we’ll not only see distribution through Steam at launch, but the developers may be closer to open beta/release than some may have anticipated. (DayZ, PC, Steam)

Wormwood  +   724d ago
I'd like to think I'm ready for this. I know that my mind and sanity are not. I cannot wait to see what Hall has in store for us! This may not be a very big step forward, but any movement is good movement!
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   724d ago
I play DayZ most nights of the week. this and ARMA:III are my games for 2013. Looking at the difference of graphics for the stand alone DayZ makes we want it now.being honest here i hope they iron out those awful bugs for the stand alone. i must have broken my legs 10+ last week walking over a tree stump or a step to a house.

Once again PC gaming is the place to be, Thanks Modders and Devs.
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MurDocINC  +   723d ago
I look forward to smooth player movement/control and less lag for zombies.
RedSoakedSponge  +   721d ago
dont forget the stupid flanking zombie AI is being removed! so no longer will they try to flank you which makes sense XD
ThanatosDMC  +   723d ago
For the most current news about the game check out the official DayZ tumblr page.

http://dayzdev.tumblr.com/
ATi_Elite  +   723d ago
Ah yes the DayZ standalone
Waiting patiently to have my Mind BLOWN once more by DayZ. I kinda slowed down on playing DayZ but it will pick back up once the SA is released.

DayZ, Wasteland, Takistan Life, Arma 2, Take On Helicopters

Bohemia Interactive has my FULL gaming attention as their Games and Mods are pretty much ALL I play along with a few other titles.

.........and it all starts over when Arma 3 is released.
CaptainCamper  +   724d ago
They need to hurry up and launch the game before it's too late. If they're not careful The War Z developers will fix their game and take all the players.

But that still gives DayZ about 10 years to release before that happens.
Wormwood  +   724d ago
For A second there, I thought I was going to disagree with you :P
Skate-AK  +   723d ago
Haha I almost disagreed with him too.
RedSoakedSponge  +   721d ago
and i bet the disagrees he did get were from people that didnt read all of what he said lol
TheSaint  +   723d ago
Damn, shot my disagree bolt too early.

Sorry.
Cirran  +   724d ago
Are they make huge improvements for the standalone version?
Timesplitter14  +   724d ago
Oh dear god yes. Here are some of the improvements :
- Improved graphics with volumetric clouds and better lighting
- Characters are fully customizable with clothing and accessories
- Weapons are customizable with add-ons
- Inventory system has been completely re-designed
- Addition of possible diseases on dead player's clothes
- New server architecture that makes it almost impossible for anyone to use hacks (MMO structure)
- Loot can now be found inside car wrecks, drawers, etc... and you don't have to wait for it to spawn
- Chernarus map redesigned with added cities and military camps

Here's the DayZ Standalone blog for all the info so far : dayzdev.tumblr.com

It's gonna be awesoooooome!
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Blacktric  +   724d ago
-a server based netcode that prevents modifications from being done to the game itself from client side to prevent cheating (similar to what most MMO's use)

-full ragdoll effects (will be added "after" alpha release)

-weapon modifications

-weapon clips now act as containers so you'll be able to put different types of bullets in different orders if you wish to do so (three regular followed by two armor piercing, etc.)

-completely revamped inventory system

-being able to fully customize your character and ability to wear clothes you'll be able to find lying around

-possibility of contracting diseases like cholera from the world itself (some clothes you can find will be infected for instance)

-possibility of a whole town getting infested with a disease after certain things happen (a lot of infected players staying in the town, etc.)

-completely revamped, location based damage system (one of the things mentioned is the possibility of amputations or getting your character's arm blow off if it gets hit with a high caliber weapon)

-ability to build underground bases (will be added after alpha release)

-a newly designed map called Chernarus Plus that has a lot more "enterable" buildings and possible support for popular user made maps

And these are just some of the few they've been talking about since the game's announcement.
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Plagasx  +   724d ago
O_O
Cirran  +   723d ago
Sold.
RedSoakedSponge  +   721d ago
and shitting in a bush.
ThanatosDMC  +   723d ago
Yup, check the link I posted on the top. It shows pictures and lists all the changes compared to vanilla Day Z mod.
Cirran  +   723d ago
Are they opening up how many buildings you can go inside? Last I played you could hardly explore any.
ThanatosDMC  +   723d ago
Yup, according to Rocket. You could also try the other maps but you'll be more paranoid than normal because of all the open buildings.
Veni Vidi Vici  +   724d ago
They really should think about doing something with the name to clarify to customers that they aren't the same game as The War Z. Completely different games and devs. Make sure people know this.
Tr10wn  +   724d ago
DayZ is the original one WarZ copy the shit out of that game including the similarity of the name so there is nothing they can do except change the name and that just unfair for the people who started it all.
Timesplitter14  +   724d ago
I can't wait
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ExCest  +   724d ago
Is the link to the DayZ page dead? It only redirects to Steam homepage.
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xseven  +   724d ago
Looks like they took it down. A screenshot of it was grabbed though

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