DayZ_Steam 27 Nov

Bohemia Interactive has outlined the development schedule for DayZ and confirmed gradual price increases from now until the game’s final release.

DayZ will move into beta in Q4 2015 and will cost $43.99 up from its current price of $29.99. The final game which is confirmed for the first half of 2016 will cost $49.99.

“This is part of a gradual price change as we progress with the development, and reach the goals that we set for the project. We would like to avoid a sudden increase in price once we hit the final release version,” Bohemia wrote.

The studio also revealed the 2015 development roadmap which includes a console prototype in Q3, 2015.

DayZ 2015 Roadmap:

Q1 2015
Basic vehicles
Advanced loot distribution
New renderer
New Zombie AI
Basic stealth system (zombies and animals)

Q2 2015
Advanced vehicles (repair and modifications)
Advanced animals (life cycle, group behavior)
Player statistics
New UI
Player stamina
Dynamic events

Q3 2015
Character life span + soft skills
Animal predators + birds
Aerial transport
Console prototype

Q4 2015
Animal companions
Steam community integration
Construction (base building)
BETA version, expected price 34,99 EUR / 43,99 USD

(via CVG)