Speaking at EGX Rezzed today, Dean Hall has outlined the 2014 roadmap for DayZ Standalone. The next update will roll out in two weeks as a “best-case scenario”, or the end of April as a “worst case scenario”.
Dean “Rocket” Hall has also announced the purchase of Slovakian game developer “Cauldron” by Bohemia Interactive, with 25 of that studio’s staff set to work on Dayz Standalone. Cauldron realesed many hunting thematic FPS games, as “Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts”, “Cabela’s Adventure Camp”, but also “Soldier of Fortune: Payback”.
Dean Hall’s Full Show @ EGX Rezzed March 28, 2014
Screen Captures of Dean Hall’s Show @ EGX Rezzed
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- Crossbows, bows and arrows
Are due in the immediate future according to the developer, who described them as a “labour of love” by the team. Players will be able to track their arrows and bolts and reclaim them. This will lead into better hunting mechanics further down the line, said Hall, who noted that The Elder Scrolls Skyrim has been a big influence in terms of hunting and skinning animals.
Are also due imminently, with the team consulting with the developers of Project Zomboid, with plans to upgrade fireplaces to ovens.
- Ragdoll physics, neutral animals and persistent objects
Are due around the second quarter of the year, and Hall briefly revealed an image of an AK-47 for the third quarter update.
- Advanced animals
Will come later (quarter 3) such as wolves and bears, as well as companions including dogs and horses.
- Zombie behaviour
Will be stabilised in the second quarter and advanced in the third quarter. And loot will be controlled centrally – Hall said the team has been paying attention to game such as EVE Online to ensure balancing is fair.
Putting woods on doors to protect buildings – “will dramatically changed the game,” said Hall, particularly combined with better and more aggressive zombie behaviour.
Will roll out in the third quarter – just simple bicycles, ATVs or small cars to begin with but in the fourth quarter and beyond the team will roll out advanced vehicles – helicopters, boats, planes, trucks with upgradable components. Attachments for weapons will also be upgradable in a similar way to vehicles, confirmed Hall.