Standalone DayZ Version Won’t Include Mod Support
The DayZ survival horror mod for Arma II is getting a standalone version, but Lead Developer Dean Hall says that game won’t include mod support when it becomes available.
ArmA-focused site Armaholic has been compiling information about the standalone version of DayZ based on quotes from Hall, and the end result is a fair amount of interesting stuff about the title. For one — it won’t be moddable, or at least it won’t be “initially,” which is somewhat interesting given that DayZ is a super-successful mod that has brought a whole lot of money to ArmA II developer Bohemia Interactive. (Of course, the most ass-kickingest of modders will be able to mess with the game regardless of whether Bohemia releases tools or not.)
Also on the docket for DayZ’s new edition is a reworked version of Chernarus, the town in which DayZ takes place. It’ll mean more buildings players can enter, more detail, and potentially even new areas. And Hall has also mentioned that he hopes to bring the game beyond just the PC to consoles, as well. That’ll depend on whether it’s successful enough on PC, though.