Wed, 28 Nov 2012, 12:16 pm
by Rob Clegg, Do Gaming journalist
There are a number of fresh new ideas surfacing for the DayZ standalone but some of them may not be liked by fans of the game.
Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall, the creator of the DayZ standalone and mod for ArmA 2 has been talking about implementing ideas of regular bodily functions and becoming sick from exposure to said functions. A sub-Reddit started by a fan has asked Hall not to implement certain things as they might open the game up to being a ‘Sims with zombies’.
Hall responded that he hopes to implement a lot of bad ideas. The point behind that, being so that then the development team can know they are bad ideas and they can be removed.
“I'd rather follow all the dead ends so I know what works and what doesn't. I'm 31, I figure I've got a good 20 years of game making left in me. Let's make the mistakes! If we're not anxious about the new features that are being considered... then we're not pushing the envelope hard enough,” he said.
The idea behind it is so that the development team can implement everything they want to include in the game and then if the fans or players respond negatively to these ideas, then they can be removed and crossed out on the chalk board.
It really is a bold move from the development team and I don’t see how anyone can think this is a bad thing, but it’s something that gamers should be used to from the DayZ mod as things are constantly being changed and updated.
There is no release date for the DayZ standalone but Hall said in a previous interview that the game had to be out before the end of the year and as November is almost over, we are looking at a December release window.
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