Bohemia Interactive have gone on record today to reveal what gamers can expect to see from DayZ’s incredibly open development process in 2015. The Steam Early Access hit, which has already seen gamers have a drivct impact on the games final development, will come out of Beta in 2016 (!), gradually growing in size and complexity over the course of 2015. Honesty seems to be Bohemia’s thing, too, as they let us know how much the zombie themed title will cost at each stage of the games development.
Here is the projected development roadmap:
Q1 2015 -Basic vehicles – Advanced loot distribution – New renderer – New Zombie AI – Basic stealth system (zombies and animals) – Diseases
Q2 2015 -Advanced vehicles (repair and modifications) – Advanced animals (life cycle, group behavior) – Player statistics – New UI – Player stamina – Dynamic events
Q3 2015 -Traps – Barricading – Character life span + soft skills – Animal predators + birds – Aerial transport – Console prototype
Q4 2015 – Animal companions – Steam community integration – Construction (base building) – BETA version, expected price 34,99 EUR / 43,99 USD
Brian Hicks, the Producer on DayZ stated;
“2014 has been an immensely successful year for DayZ. We could have never hoped for so many people to join us for the adventure of Early Access development. As the team looks forward to our goals and features set for 2015, the vision of an open world sandbox where the player creates their own story and experiences comes closer to completion”.
The finished product will hopefully land on store shelves early 2016, with a retail price of 39.99 EUR / 49.99 USD.