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Zombies become endangered: DayZ gets 88,000 survivors in 12 hours

DayZ downloaded 88,000 times in 12 hours

DayZ only appeared on Steam yesterday, or at least the Early Access version, and within 12 hours, 88,000 copies of it had been snatched up by rugged survivalists. The zombies don't stand a chance.

Considering the fact that it's in early alpha and the store page is covered in warnings about its unfinished state, that's a lot of brave souls.

Bohemia Interactive's Marek Spanel revealed the figure on Twitter earlier today.

But even an hour after launch, figures were already impressive, Dean "Rocket" Hall tweeted. 

He goes on to note that 200 new players were appearing in the database every second. Of course, many of these new players don't understand Early Access, and have taken to the Steam forums, claiming the alpha is a "cash grab" and barely playable. 

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TenClub avatarTim Edwards avatar
TenClub Avatar
4 Years ago

You get those morons in every early access game forum, despite the hard to miss message that says:

"It is a work in progress and therefore contains a variety of bugs. We strongly advise you not to buy and play the game at this stage unless you clearly understand what Early Access means and are interested in participating in the ongoing development cycle.”

And the giant blue background 'EARLY ACCESS' logo above it.

Anyway, will you all be doing an 'early access' impression on this game?

Tim Edwards Avatar
4 Years ago

Yup, we'll be doing impressions. We've taken to giving the game a week or two to settle down before launching in though.