‘DayZ’ Leaves Early Access Next Week

Remember how it took an eternity for Bohemia Interactive to bring DayZ into beta? Well, the open world zombie shooter is now heading out of beta and Early Access on December 13th. In fact, they’ve whipped up a trailer for the occasion. You can read up on the 1.0 release information on Steam.

Currently, DayZ is on for $34.99, but that will increase to $44.99 next week. The Xbox One version will transition out of Xbox Game Preview early next year, and the PS4 version will release at some point later on in 2019.

‘DayZ’ Crawls Out of Early Access, Aims For Version 1.0 This Year

After a long, long wait, Bohemia Interactive’s DayZ is finally headed out of Early Access and into beta. Currently, the game’s Stable and Experimental branches are at version 0.63 of the game. While still unfinished, the Experimental branch contains the beta’s first update, which includes most of the features and content that will be in the final game. Version 1.0 is expected at the end of the year.

As for the alpha version of the game, it has been rebranded as the Legacy branch, which users can optionally download.

In addition, Bohemia will also be releasing modding tools on Steam for Steam Workshop support, giving players the ability to play the game with a variety of options.

You can check out the rest of the update on the game’s development blog, where lead producer Eugen Harton answers some of the questions fans might have about the release (including the decision to go for the 1.0 release this year).