No Alpha Release in Sight for DayZ Standalone
Dean “Rocket” Hall, the maker of DayZ mod for Arma 2 and the upcoming DayZ standalone version has posted a short, Q&A style update on the official DayZ forum. In the Q&A, Hall addresses a number of frequently asked questions and hopes to put to rest speculation about the game’s release.
Hall states that he hopes to keep readers informed with the status of the project and where it’s headed. It reads as follows:
Why the lack of information?
Development pace has been very rapid and as information gets prepared for a devblog, inevitably things change. Furthermore, things get fixed and added at different times – so it means it is hard to find a time when everything is committed at once…. except for milestones. Hence, we will be releasing the devblog based on the milestone review.
Does this mean it the public alpha is beginning?
No, it does not. But what it does mean is that next week, you will be fully briefed on the current milestone and the steps from there onwards.
Why do this?
We realize that the community are stakeholders in the development, and we’ve been trying to come up with a method for providing information that works within our development process. We are now at the point where we can follow this. Interest has gotten… rather agitated lately and I think the best thing is to provide some clarity as to our process for next week and beyond.
Seriously though, does this mean the alpha is happening?!
No, it does not. There is no set release date. When an alpha candidate passes it’s milestone review, it will be released.
Hopefully Hall’s comments will placate the masses clamoring to play the game and give him time to complete the game’s development without being rushed into doing it.