DayZ Standalone Dev Update – Comparison Screenshots
Apart from some lighting and material improvements, as well as a volumetric cloud system to add a sense of realism, the devs are working on character and weapon customization, as well as a new server architecture that will function like servers in other MMO style games. The server will control the behavior and the sending of updates, which means game updates will no longer be downloaded to players’ systems — this should result in fewer cheats (or at least a more difficult time for hackers).
The devs have begun internal closed testing and have been working with Valve to ensure that the new server browser system is working.
Here’s an animated comparison gif showcasing the new graphics, courtesy of Reddit user WhiteZero: