It’s been five years since DayZ has been out (time sure flies) and I remember on the Gaming Illuminaughty Podcast we thought the game would never make it to beta. Well, I am finally wrong as Eugen Harton, the lead producer for DayZ said in a blog post that the game will officially hit BETA status with update 0.63.
Included in the new update will be the introduction of DayZ modding tools. Keep in mind these are experimental, but the team wants all of the feedback they can handle to help make DayZ into a full-fledged game.
The team also plans for a 1.0 release this year, and most of the core features will be in the game right now. I don’t know how many people are still playing DayZ with so many other games out that are finished, but if you’ve been holding on for this long you may actually get a full game soon.