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DayZ in Closed Alpha Stage, Pricing Model Similar To Minecraft

Love DayZ? Hopefully you don’t have to wait for long now. The zombie survival game, DayZ, is currently in its closed alpha life cycle. This piece of information was recently acquired by Gamasutra while interviewing game’s creator Dean Hall, who also revealed game’s pricing models along with few other details.

Hall said that they are currently giving out 30-100 free keys to people who helped them with the game.

To put this into Hall’s words, “So what we’re doing at the moment is, we gave free keys as a gift to the forum moderators, the Reddit moderators, people who helped out with DayZ development, and stuff like that. I guess there’s about 30-100 people involved with that.”

Hall further said that the game will not be released in alpha stage earlier June (most of us did predict that). The alpha version of the game will be re-examined once the server-client mechanism is completely reviewed.

Along with all these details, Hall also talked about the game’s pricing details. He told that the pricing of the game will work in an increasing fashion as a completed stage of the game is released.

“People pay X amount of dollars and they get early, cheap access to it, and then once it’s beta, price goes up, maybe, say, $10, and once it goes retail, the price goes up $10”

DayZ was previously rumored to release somewhere during 2012 and then it got delayed for an April 2013 release.

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