On August 7, 2012 it was announced that the popular zombie survival mod for ArmA II will receive a standalone release developed by Bohemia Interactive with original mod creator Dean “Rocket” Hall as the project lead. The project will follow in the footsteps of Minecraft's model, providing a discounted community alpha that is rapidly updated.
Development of the original mod will continue in parallel along with the standalone game.
An alpha build of DayZ was made available through Steam's Early Access program on December 16, 2013. A release date is not yet confirmed for the final version.Read Less