The standalone version of Day Z launched on Steam in late 2013, and since then, the game has sold over 1 million copies. This $29.99 early access game that is self admittedly in alpha, is doing huge numbers on the digital distribution network.
Steam gamers just aren’t concerned with the problems that can arise from the game being incomplete. The open world survival game is billed as the chance to experience the game as it evolves through the development process. And even the listing on Steam is predicated with a bold warning of the issues that might be encountered while playing in the alpha.
The game has been out only a month, and with all this extra cash to put towards development, let’s hope we see improvements over the coming months.
Dean Hall, the creator of the original Day Z mod, says that the standalone won’t be heading into beta for quite some time. He predicts that the beta will begin no sooner than the end of this year.