Dean Hall, creator of DayZ is taking some quality time off and leaving behind the undead to look after themselves. For the next two months the developer will be climbing the world’s tallest mountain, none other than Mt. Everest.
At an elevation of 5,400 meters, Hall updated his blog today from the base camp of the mountain.
“I realize some people are upset at my departure from the project for two months to climb Mt. Everest, but hopefully from this you can see the large team Bohemia have assembled behind the development that are continuing to innovate and develop DayZ Standalone in the direction of the game we all want,” Hall wrote.
“This is going to take as long as it needs to, we want to release our initial alpha under the architecture it needs to avoid hacking and security issues–this is the only remaining task stopping us from releasing the alpha,” he added. “But while this task is being completed, we can continue with other activities.”
While fans may think that Hall taking time off may mean a standstill for the development of DayZ’s standalone version, Hall promised that his team of developers at Bohemia Interactive are more than capable of getting the job done without him.