Remember when DayZ was the biggest, hottest thing in gaming? It was only a few years ago, but because Bohemia never managed to capitalize on it in time, DayZ’s star has faded a bit. Next year is when the game is finally slated to leave Early Access and launch its 1.0 version. With the launch of this ‘full’ version, a whole host of features are planned to be made available in the game too.
These features include some integral ones for sustaining the community, such as Steam Workshop support for player generated content and mods, to overhauling the game’s interface and UI, which has remained a work in progress all this while, to put it kindly.
The full list of new features planned for DayZ in 2016 is:
- Steam Workshop support for modding and user generated content
- Aerial vehicles
- New renderer
- New, more robust animation system
- Enhanced audio system support
- Finalized Chernarus +
- Animal companions
- New, more modern UI & inventory
- Public Server Binaries & Servlet/Database Release
- New User Actions & Fluid movement within the game world
“We more than anyone understand the frustrations and difficulties that come with participating in the public development of a game, said the developer of the title. “As the team marches along with the new Enfusion engine development, we with our community have weathered broken or missing features, near game-breaking bugs, general growing pains, cheating issues and more.
“We’ve also experienced exciting landmarks and vital improvements alongside them. We count ourselves lucky to have one of the most passionate, dedicated gaming communities sticking by us through the good and bad, aiding the team in making massive gains and advancements we might never have been able to accomplish without Early Access and those who have participated in it.”