DayZ creator Dean Hall has indicated the standalone game will feature plenty of Steam-specific features. He proposed his plans over on the."Release will be on steam," he said, "using many of steams key features such as delta patching, VAC, server browsing technology. Patches to steam can be deployed by the click of a button in our build pipeline thanks to new technology developed by Steam, that is making our process extremely easy and exciting.
"We are very pleased that Steam is working with us so actively to make DayZ a great game and supporting us with quality features. I met many at the team at Valve at PAX, and really want to get them playing the game and getting their feedback to help in development.
"I’m incredibly thankful to people like Chet Faliszek (creator of L4D) who has been very supportive and helpful to me.
"In using Steam for authentication, distribution, server browsing, etc… we are able to tap into their awesome resources in terms of scalability. The only hardware we then need to manage is the central database, which we already have some experience managing thanks to the DayZ mod.
"This means we can work towards avoiding the usual launch problems, by relying on the experience of Steam."
More info on this intriguing title as we get it.