In what should be a relief for some, Bohemia Interactive’s survival game DayZ is finally leaving Steam Early Access next year. In a blog post on the DayZ website, Lead Producer Eugen Harton explains that while the PC beta is not coming before the end of 2017, further updates and the eventual 1.0 release will happen in 2018, “which is shaping up to be one of the most important years for DayZ.” Harton also stated that Bohemia won’t be ending their support of the game once it reaches that 1.0 milestone. Rather, the studio is treating DayZ as a platform that will be continuously supported for “as long as it’s viable.”
In addition, Harton states that after the beta is reached next year, Bohemia is “committed to bringing DayZ to XBox, where we have a large community of gamers patiently (very patiently!) waiting for a truly hardcore online survival game.” Strangely, there’s no mention of the PlayStation 4 anywhere in the post, which was also one of the intended platforms for the game.
For a game that’s sold more than 3 million copies since its launch in 2013, it sounds like there’s still a lot to come for DayZ. To read up on just what that entails for next year, head over to the blog post here.