Day Z creator Dean Hall promises an alpha of the standalone version this year

Hall insists it must be out by the end of the year

Dean Hall, the man behind the insanely successful ArmA II zombie mod, DayZ has been talking about the upcoming standalone version at this year's Eurogamer Expo.

Hall told a panel at the London show that they needed to get the standalone version out by the end of the year and that it would be cheap to buy.

He began, "It has to be out before the end of the year. Not just because we've committed to it but in order to achieve what we have to do. It has to be. There's no 'we hope it is'; it has to be. And it's going to be cheap. We've decided that we don't need to sell a heap of units in order for us to be OK with where it's going. The more units we sell of it the more ambitious we get, because the project has the better resources."

"I like to think we're taking cautious and sensible steps at the moment," Hall continued. "I don't really like cautious and sensible. DayZ as a mod wasn't cautious and sensible. But our first few steps have to be that. And if we can achieve that in December, then in January and February we can start to do all the cool stuff, move to more ambitious features."

Thanks MCV.

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