DayZ Standalone may see the release of alpha keys sooner rather than later, according to creator Dean Hall, who was speaking at Rezzed.
"I guess the big question that a lot of people have is when we're actually going to get this out. We've set a date now... like a window of about a week," Hall said, which can be heard at this time stamp. "And we're not going to say when that is because originally we were going to release [the keys] in 50,000 key increments, but we've kind of decided to do everything kind of all together. We really want to focus on making sure the architecture is good, so that we can get feedback."
Polygon previously reported that the standalone will not be released in alpha mode earlier than June. The alpha release will be revisited that month once the server-client architecture is completed and the situation is reviewed.
Last month, the developer discussed that DayZ's pricing model will work in increasing increments as each stage of the game's development is rolled out. For instance, those who get on board early will have cheap access to it, then the price will possibly go up in $10 increments as the beta and retail versions are released.
Hall recently told Polygon that he will be interested in publishing the survival zombie game on Xbox One if Microsoft does away with the self-publishing restrictions and software update fees imposed on independent developers with its next-generation console. Sony's interest in a PlayStation 4 DayZ release was revealed in April. Hall maintains that the Windows PC version is the highest priority above console releases.