By Tracey Lien on Feb 21, 2013 02.21.13
Bohemia Interactive' Arma 2: DayZ Mod is now available for download for free on Steam for those who own Arma 2 and the expansion Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead. The mod, created by Dean "Rocket" Hall for Arma 2: Combined Operations (the name given to Arma 2 and Operation Arrowhead packaged together) is a persistent multiplayer mod where players can go solo or team up with friends for survival in a world ravaged by an infectious disease. A recent update to the mod brought several new weapons, introduced new ways to get infected and made the "zombies" more adept at tracking down survivors. The free mod available on Steam is not the standalone version of DayZ. In a recent Reddit AMA, Dean Hall said that the standalone version is expected to release before April.
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Feb 16, 2013 02.16.13
The Arma 2 Complete Collection includes the game and every piece of downloadable content, including those necessary for the game's DayZ Mod, for $39.90, according to a post in the Bistudio store. In addition to core game Arma 2, the collection contains Operation Arrowhead and Private Military Company, which are required for the mod, as well as British Armed Forces and Army of the Czech Republic. The game is only available for Windows PC and is 25GB. The Arma 2 Complete Collection is available for purchase in the Bistudio store. Arma 2's DayZ mod has also inspired a standalone project of the same name. A recent developer diary showcased the game's loot, map and clothing mechanics.
By Dave Tach on Jan 17, 2013 01.17.13
Dean Hall, creator of the open-world zombie shooter DayZ originally built as a mod for Bohemia Interactive's PC shooter Arma 2, confirmed that his game is on track for a release before April, according to an AMA on Reddit. "Yes I think so, but anything could happen and usually does," Hall wrote in response to a question about the April release window. "We'll know more when the results of the tech test are out. Any dates before then would be pure speculation, and my last speculation didn't work out so good." In late November, Hall announced that the original 2012 release could be delayed because "under the hood so much is being completely rewritten" in the Arma 2 game engine. He revealed in late December that public reaction to the delay had depressed him and made him think about "not...