2 Years of DayZ

DayZ Reflects On The Past, Looks To The Future

Bohemia Interactive reflect on their last 2 years of working on DayZ and have some notes they would like to share with us.

If you’ve never played DayZ then the easiest way to explain it is by saying it’s a gritty, authentic, free roaming survival horror MMO, in which players follow a single goal and that is to survive in the harsh post-apocalyptic world. Players can experience powerful events and emotions arising from the ever-evolving exciting gameplay. There are no superficial tips, waypoints, built in tutorials or help given to players. Every decision matters, there are no save games, no extra lives, every mistake can be lethal.


Bohemia reflect on the last 2 years
As 2015 draws to a close and we approach the two year milestone of DayZ in the Steam Early Access program, the DayZ development team would like to show our deep appreciation to those who have joined us on the journey of this landmark title.

We more than anyone understand the frustrations and difficulties that come with participating in the public development of a game. As the team marches along with the new Enfusion engine development, we with our community have weathered broken or missing features, near game-breaking bugs, general growing pains, cheating issues and more. We’ve also experienced exciting landmarks and vital improvements alongside them.
We count ourselves lucky to have one of the most passionate, dedicated gaming communities sticking by us through the good and bad, aiding the team in making massive gains and advancements we might never have been able to accomplish without Early Access and those who have participated in it. With our goal set for a 2016 release from Early Access and the coming 1.0 of DayZ, lets take a quick look at what we have ahead of us:

  • Steam Workshop support (Modding)
  • Barricading
  • Aerial Vehicles
  • New Renderer
  • New robust Animation System
  • Enhanced Audio System support
  • Predators
  • Finalized Chernarus +
  • Animal Companions
  • New more modern UI & Inventory
  • Public Server Binaries & Servlet/Database Release
  • New User Actions & Fluid movement within the game world

And that’s only the beginning.

The entire DayZ team is exceptionally excited about the coming year. We look forward to building this world with our growing community, seeing even more amazing stories play out and sharing landmark moments with everyone that has made this game what it is so far. We thank you, and to everyone who has joined us along the way on our march to DayZ’s ultimate release – this wouldn’t be possible without every one of you.”


Any of you gamers currently playing DayZ or have you played it? What are your thoughts of the 2 years in progress?

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  1. I’m personally excited about this game being released on console after having to wait so long for it! I have played it on PC however nearly all of my friends are console gamers, so I have not had much luck when it comes to surviving in Dayz as we all know its a numbers game! 2016 is going to be a good year For Dayz!

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