According to Dean Hall’s RedditAMA, DayZ’s will include items such as bows, throwable weapons, and more varieties of zombies. He is quoted as saying:
“The plan is to increase the difficulty significantly as new functionality comes online (such as throwing and improvised weapons, hunting, bow and arrow, etc…” - Dean Hall
He furthermore stated that players will soon have an impact on the world around them. Features such as camping and vehicles will eventually return to the game.
“We have a plan for camping. Playing that mod for Skyrim (survival mod, forget its name) is a GREAT inspiration and I hope we can do everything it has.” - Dean Hall
DayZ is a standalone game using the ARMA 3 engine developed in cooperation with Dean Hall and Bohemia Interactive. The original, DayZ Mod was an addon for the ARMA 2 game. In DayZ, the player is placed in a post-apocalyptic world somewhere in Russia. The aim of the game is survival. The player must gather their own resources, which are scarce and spread all along the in-game world in towns, villages, and across the massive terrain. At the time of this article, DayZ is available on Steam as a "pre-release" game for $29.99.
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Have you played DayZ? What have been some of your discoveries? What are some things on your personal wish list?