[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver 400,000 copies of DayZ have been sold over Steam, according to its developers.
DayZ, an open world multiplayer survival horror PC game, originally started out as a Mod for 2009’s ARMA 2 tactical shooter game and was released as a standalone title in December. Set in the fictional post-Soviet state of Chernarus, an unknown virus has turned most of the population in zombies. Playing as a survivor, the play must collect a range of food, water, weapons and medicine and try to survive attacking zombies and other survivors.
DayZ’s developer, Bohemia Interactive, has revealed on their Tumblr that “over 400,000 survivors have entered Chernarus” and “over 40,000 concurrent users pushed DayZ Alpha servers to their limits”.
Whilst the full game has not yet been released, the Alpha version is currently available for through Steam Early Access for $19.99.
The developers also advised gamers that DayZ is still a work in progress, saying: Please be aware that our Early Access offer is a representation of our core pillars, and the framework we have created around them. It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.”