DayZ Standalone footage shows axing virtual zombies is as tiring as axing real ones | PCGamesN

Grand Ages: Medieval features more volcanoes than is reasonable for a game set in this period in history

Prison Architect Update 27 fixes the problems caused by teleporting food

Maia Update 0.46 video squishes bugs, adds botany and body bags

DayZ Standalone footage shows axing virtual zombies is as tiring as axing real ones

DayZ Standalone Bohemia Interactive

The release of DayZ’s standalone version has at times seemed like a distant pipedream, perpetually pushed into the next year. Well, to prove that the game is no figment of our collective imagination, Bohemia’s development lead, Dean Hall, has released eight minutes of unbroken footage.

It shows that the game is running extremely well. You’ll see zombies given the axe to the head treatment and that Chernarus is looking prettier than ever.

“Been a while so here is a raw, unedited, roughly 10 minute gameplay video taken after spawning into a multiplayer test today,” writes Hall in the video’s description. “This is pre-alpha footage, so it makes no effort to mask the variety of bugs. Our whole focus is on getting the alpha out, which means focusing on Multiplayer (server) performance. Enjoy and see you soon!”

There are some great little bugs on show. My favourite is the bullet noises the axe makes when it hits a wall, and the bullet hole decal it leaves behind. Others include floating items, glossy lens flaring walls, and clipping animations. This video isn’t meant to show the game’s lack of bugs though, only to show that the stable performance of the game.

Earlier this week Hall wrote on Reddit that "We don't foresee any delay in release once performance has been achieved.” In that light this video becomes particularly encouraging. Bohemia aren’t too far from an alpha release.

Of all the systems on show, I’m really taken by the inventory. It may seem small but having the player’s equipped items visible in that manner is a great means of making their avatar part of the world they’re playing in.

Hall’s talked up the inventory in previous videos but it’s always an impressive sight to see it in action.

(Yes, I am easily impressed.)

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousTurtle Beach
This War of Mine review

This War of Mine

This War of Mine review

Solve your own nautical murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

Solve your own nautical murder in Why Am I Dead At Sea

Chivalry isn't dead - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free for the weekend

Chivalry isn't dead - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free for the weekend

Blow up spaceships in the name of trade in Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls

Blow up spaceships in the name of trade in Wayward Terran Frontier: Zero Falls

Not just a pretty space: Heat Signature gets news weapons and gullible guards

Not just a pretty space: Heat Signature gets news weapons and gullible guards

The pen is mightier than everything: Sketch Tales is a sandbox RPG where doodling is a superpower

The pen is mightier than everything: Sketch Tales is a sandbox RPG where doodling is a superpower

Playing With Myself: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Playing With Myself: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

The Blue Flamingo is a handcrafted shmup from the team behind Shelter

The Blue Flamingo is a handcrafted shmup from the team behind Shelter

That Dragon, Cancer has appeared on Kickstarter; developers looking for $85k to finish the game

That Dragon, Cancer has appeared on Kickstarter; developers looking for $85k to finish the game

The Forest gets a co-op multiplayer update because the cannibals were getting hungry

The Forest gets a co-op multiplayer update because the cannibals were getting hungry

Even five minutes is too much: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 launches

Even five minutes is too much: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 launches

Heat Signature gets a visual overhaul courtesy of Gunpoint artist John Roberts

Heat Signature gets a visual overhaul courtesy of Gunpoint artist John Roberts

Playing With Myself: Salt

Salt

Playing With Myself: Salt

The Black Glove gains VR support in final Kickstarter push

The Black Glove gains VR support in final Kickstarter push

Arcen announce Stars Beyond Reach, a bonkers-sounding sci-fi 4X

Arcen announce Stars Beyond Reach, a bonkers-sounding sci-fi 4X

Watch four levels of Sneaky Sneaky, a stealthy dungeon adventure

Watch four levels of Sneaky Sneaky, a stealthy dungeon adventure

Survival management game This War of Mine gets a November release date and a gloomy trailer

Survival management game This War of Mine gets a November release date and a gloomy trailer

Democracy 3 hurtles into the future with the Clones and Drones expansion

Democracy 3 hurtles into the future with the Clones and Drones expansion

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Paranautical Activity

Paranautical Activity un-launches on Steam after creator threatens to kill Gabe Newell

Don't call them dreadnoughts: Fractured Space is a multiplayer ship combat game from the Strike Suit Zero team

Don't call them dreadnoughts: Fractured Space is a multiplayer ship combat game from the Strike Suit Zero team

Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn is a 1-bit mystery, and you can play some of it right now

Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn is a 1-bit mystery, and you can play some of it right now

Paranautical Activity developer steps down after threatening Gabe Newell

Paranautical Activity developer steps down after threatening Gabe Newell

Uber cancels its Human Resources Kickstarter:

Uber cancels its Human Resources Kickstarter: "We simply don’t have the human resources"

The Flame in the Flood Kickstarter sails past its initial goal; stretch goals go up to $400k

The Flame in the Flood Kickstarter sails past its initial goal; stretch goals go up to $400k