Every update is terrifying says DayZ developer
The man behind the popular zombie mod for Arma II DayZ has revealed the fear he feels every time that he updates the game.
Dean 'Rocket' Hall admitted that he finds updating a terrifying experience because he's worried about how the community will react if something goes on.
Hall said, "It's almost a lumbering experiment now. It's gone from being a little experiment in a lab to being in some particle collider in Europe somewhere. It's taken on a life of its own, which has impacted on the ability to do anything. It's scary and it's also fun at the same time. In a way, the project is basically about two or three hours away from complete disaster at any time. Every time we do an update it's just terrifying. And a lot of people get very frustrated when things go wrong."
"There are almost two sides [to the community]," he elaborated. "There's the side that will just support anything that happens in the project, and then there's the side that's very critical of things that happen but continues playing. And I think that's very important, because otherwise it'll lose direction and ego will come into it. For me, the importance is that the right community is involved in it, because if we don't have that then we can't push the experiment of having players create the world."
Thanks Edge Online.