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'Day Z' going standalone in September, adopting 'Minecraft' model

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Day Z will be going standalone by September, it has been revealed.

Project lead Dean 'Rocket' Hall has said that the popular Arma II mod will adopt a "Minecraft-like model", releasing as an alpha with free updates going forward.

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"I would hope that we have something out by September," he told Digital Spy at PC gaming expo Rezzed.

"Kind of like Minecraft, the full release isn't necessarily the goal, the development itself that's the goal, and see where the idea goes, even if it reaches a full release or even if it does, I think we would probably want to expand on it."

Hall said that the pricing would be based on the "content we could put into it", adding that "it needs to be community supported and they need to be behind it".

"So the challenge there is to come up with enough features and content that people are happy to pay out €10, €15 for an additional product when they've already spent €20 on Arma II."

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Hall stressed that the €10 to €15 figure was an estimate, and added that it would probably avoid going free-to-play.

"We probably could make a lot more money going free-to-play but it would destroy the experiment a bit."

Day Z is an online open-world zombie apocalypse simulator where players must scavenge for resources, surviving against the undead and amongst other players.

Released in April, the free mod has fuelled sales of 300,000 copies of Arma II since being released.

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Watch a video for Day Z below:

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