Developer Bohemia Interactive has announced that the standalone edition of DayZ will be available on Steam Early Access in the first half of 2016. And that is an unfortunate information for all fans because thousand of players are hunting each other for a long time now in the early alpha.
Let's hope that the finished game will be even more fun.
At least we know the roadmap:
Advanced loot distribution
New Zombie AI
Basic stealth system (zombies and animals)
Advanced vehicles (repair and modifications)
Advanced animals (life cycle, group behavior)
Character life span + soft skills
Animal predators + birds
Steam community integration
Construction (base building)
Beta version, expected price €34.99 / $43.99.