So it seems like companies are starting to jump in on the success of DayZ. The War Z is an upcoming MMO which looks as though it takes a lot of the great aspects of DayZ and improves on them, whilst adding even more features.
DayZ is great, but this looks like some healthy competition!
Looks awesome. I'm a bit loathe to get into Dayz if someone comes along and knocks it off (or if DayZ 2 comes out on Arma3). The thing that interests me the most is that it's a mod. I wonder if more gaming companies will open up their games to in-house or external modding now? Sure DLC is great but Arma2 is a hot property now.
I imagine they're both heavily inspired by the old arma2 zombie mods anyway.
Without chernarus and bohemia's mod-friendly approach, I doubt we'd see either dayz, war z, or anything similiar for quite a while.
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So he was involved with a rubbish game? He's clearly been involved in a good one too. He probably won't have a role as a programmer or designer, etc, on the game, so why would this concern you? Seems he will just help to try and make the project run smoothly from a financial and professional point of view. I'm not writing this one off just yet.
It's cute that you think that. Considering how far along in development that this game is, there's no way they "riding on the coat tails" of some alpha mod that's ONLY BEEN AROUND SINCE APRIL.
Or maybe they had other plans for their game, then once the Day Z phenomenon hit they altered their game to suit. If they already had the engine, main stuff down then it wouldn't take long to make a few changes to suit. Hell, Day Z was only created in a very small amount or time.