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DayZ reaches one million sales in four weeks

Posted on January 14, 2014 AT 03:37am

Bohemia Interactive’s DayZ has sold more than one million copies in just four weeks, creator Dean Hall has announced on Twitter.

Originally a simple mod for Arma II, the standalone version of DayZ was released via Steam’s Early Access program on December 16. The game reached 400,000 sales in just one week, with over 40,000 concurrent users recorded at one point.

Hall only recently revealed that the game had passed the 800,000 units sold mark. “We (Bohemia and I) had very ambitious plans for 2014 already, however this amount of sales was completely unexpected,” he wrote. “Honestly, 250k within a quarter was what I would have considered a success. So to move nearly 800,000 in under a month is crazy.

“We’ll be finalizing our roadmap in mid January, but it is safe to say that this kind of result will be having a very positive effect on that roadmap.”

Bohemia has stated that it plans to add several updates throughout 2014, which include more zombies, respawning zombies and loot, animals and hunting, additional security, cooking, and resource gathering.

The developer doesn’t expect DayZ to reach a stable beta release with all features implemented for at least another year.

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