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DayZ not likely to enter beta until end of 2014

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Posted on January 7, 2014 AT 01:33pm

DayZ isn’t likely to reach beta earlier than “the end of 2014,” developer Bohemia Interactive stressed in a post on the game’s official Tumblr.

“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,” the post reads. “Please keep in mind that we do not expect to reach beta status sooner than the end of 2014.”

Based on a mod for Arma 2, DayZ became available through Steam Early Access on December 16, 2013. Over 875,000 copies of the survival horror MMO have been sold since.

“The level of support and confidence we have received from the DayZ community makes us even more dedicated to the game than we were in the past 16 months of DayZ standalone development,” Bohemia CEO Maruk Spanel said in the post. “We didn’t want to compromise on the brutal and unforgiving nature of the early days of the DayZ mod so we’re very surprised to see such interest as this clearly is not a game for everyone.”

Source: DayZ Tumblr

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