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DayZ’s Dean Hall shows off some progress; new animations, new landmarks, new boat


DayZ developer Dean Hall was at E3 showing off all kinds of new tidbits for the standalone version of his zombie apocalypse survival sim. VG247 spent some time with him and fellow developer Matt Lightfoot to get an insight as to the level of progress the team have been making.

As Dean takes us for a tour around a portion of the world, we get to see some of the new zombie models, complete with new skeleton structure (better shoulders!), and a leaping attack that looks particularly chilling. The map itself is looking significantly more realistic, and Hall points out the wreck of a boat as an enterable area that the art team have been working hard on.

A second video sees a tour through the little town of Vibor, which has had general improvements in the strive towards immersive realism. There’s now a great little industrial unit atop a hill that’s clearly going to be an excellent fort.

Dean Hall also answered a great number of questions at E3, regarding everything from the humanity system to barricading yourself into buildings.