The full release of DayZ has been set for 2016, this was announced today by the game's publisher, Bohemia Interactive. The game has been in development for coming up to a year as the first Early Access version was released in December 2013.
The price of the game is also set to increase for the full release as well, with it currently costing $30, with the final release due to cost $50.
DayZ has already sold over 2 million copies since its launch last year and producer Brian Hicks said that he could "never have hoped" for so many people to join their development progress.
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.
Bohemia Interactive have also released a development roadmap for features that they would like to include in the game before the full release in 2016. These include things such as a UI, base building, vehicles and diseases.
- Basic vehicles
- Advanced loot distribution
- New renderer
- New Zombie AI
- Basic stealth system (zombies and animals)
- Advanced vehicles (repair and modifications)
- Advanced animals (life cycle, group behavior)
- Player statistics
- New UI
- Player stamina
- Dynamic events
- Character life span + soft skills
- Animal predators + birds
- Aerial transport
- Console prototype
- Animal companions
- Steam community integration
- Construction (base building)
It is a shame to see that some features are such a long way off but Bohemia clearly have a plan in place to make things work as they should... hopefully. Don't forget that DayZ is currently on sale in the steam exploration sale so head on over to the store page.