What everyone seems to be clamoring for these days is a standalone version of DayZ
, the hit zombie survival game by Dean Hall
. The creator opened up to Reddit
on the progress of the version and his feelings on being confused for the maker of The War Z
Hall says that DayZ's
standalone version should come out before April, although he allows for wiggle room if something comes up between now and then. The team is being cautious about pulling the trigger on testing, too: "Slowly we'll hand out the first keys and get a few servers running. Then we will reassess. It could go really well and we open up quickly, or it could go badly. Don't expect the tech test to be fun, or very pretty."
Past the release of the standalone version, Hall said that he has plans to create a new map that centers around a western city.
Hall also addressed his frustration at being confused with The War Z
: "I am angry about The War Z
. I'm very angry. I'm quite hurt personally because anyone can see how similar the words are, and while the average gamer knows the difference, individual people don't. I've had family members and close friends mistake the difference and confront me about what they believed was unethical behavior they thought I was making."