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Day Z reaches 3,000,000 in Early Access sales

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Open world zombie survival sim Day Z has racked up an impressive 3 million sales since it launched on Steam Early Access in December 2013.

The standalone version of the popular Arma 2 mod is expected to release in full in early 2016, and the developers have already unveiled a list of features on the way this year.

Youtube and Twitch the "entire force" behind success for DayZ

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Producer Brian Hicks for DayZ over at Bohemia Interactive reveals they're shy about 100k copies from hitting 3 million sold for the survival sandbox. Its mega success comes with a "nearly $0 marketing budget."

At times their Twitch popularity has beaten the cool kids of Dota, League of Legends and StarCraft. In fact Hicks points to Youtube and Twitch as the "entire force" driving DayZ's success.

Patch 0.52 for Day Z adds chainsaws and other weapons of zombie destruction

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Any zombie game worth its salt needs chainsaws. This is an immutable fact, and one that Day Z developer Bohemia has finally acknowledged with the release of the entertaining if impractical weapon in Patch 0.52, just in time for Christmas.

Actually there's a few interesting new items added in the new patch; if the primitive delights of the 'Stone Knife' don't sway you, perhaps the 'Long Sword' or the 'Meat Cleaver' will? And don't forget to top off your zombie-fighting look with the 'Full Ghillie suite'.

DayZ scheduled to leave Early Access in first half of 2016, beta in late 2015

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The long, long, long development of DayZ is expected to pay off with a 'full version' of the survival game in the first half of 2016, says team behind it at Bohemia Interactive.

They've reached an "important project milestone" having been in Early Access for a year on Steam. The road map for DayZ has been laid out through 2015 with diseases next year.

Day Z will go up in price after Steam sale, Bohemia lays out development roadmap for 2015‏

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Bohemia Interactive announced yesterday that its open-world zombie survival title DayZ will be going up in price - from 23.99 EUR/ $29.99 to 27.99 EUR/ $34.99.

Along with that rather unwelcome news, the studio also revealed its development plan going forward into 2015.

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