DayZ anniversary video explains the challenges and why it’s still not out

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The DayZ Alpha was released a year ago. Hard to believe right?

DayZ will be finished one day. Really, it will. Last December the game went into alpha testing on Early Access, and while most of us thought it would be release by now, it’s going to be at least another year in development. Why has it taken so long? This video which features members of the team explains the challenges they faced with the game then slides into a bit of a promo video seamlessly.

With Dean Hall having now left the game and Bohemia, the new project lead David Durcak had this to say.

“Firstly, I’d like to thank Dean Hall for leading the team for the past two years, and I wish him the best with his new studio. The growth of the DayZ team over the past 12 months will be integral to the prolonged success of the game. With the additional team members, we hope that throughout the upcoming year we will be able to create more content and a deeper experience for the DayZ audience. Plus, it will also enable us to significantly improve the technology for the standalone, and polish the features that we have. All in all, it is our goal to create the best experience we can, in terms of frame rate, visual quality and the overall gameplay.”

With vehicles now starting to appear the game might be progressing at a less glacial pace. Whether anyone will be that interested in the game in over a year’s time remains to be seen.

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