DayZ Standalone is a funny beast. It was released on Steam Early Access with a warning from creator Dean Hall saying that in it’s current state it’s basically a bit crap. Not even that could deter fans.

The game has been topping the Steam Sales charts for a couple of weeks and has sold a lot more than either Bohemia or Dean Hall had ever expected. With the money rolling in for what is effectively a broken game at the moment, it has spurred on Hall and the team. Hall commented on Reddit that the sales will have a “very positive” effect on January’s development roadmap.

“We (bohemia and I) had very ambitious plans for 2014 already, however this amount of sales was completely unexpected. Honestly, 250k within a quarter was what I would have considered a success. So to move nearly 800,000 in under a month is crazy.

We’ll be finalizing our roadmap in mid January, but it is safe to say that this kind of result will be having a very positive effect on that roadmap.”

It is good news for anyone who has taken the plunge, myself included. Right now it can be quite a frustrating gameplay experience. With one update out the door so far this year we can only hope that the glacial development pace speeds up.

Thanks EricBrightEyes for the tip.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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