The Early Access alpha release of the standalone version of DayZ has sold more than 800, 000 copies in less than a month. At $29.99 a pop, that’s injected just less than $24 million into Bohemia Interactive’s coffers, meaning that the developer has had to reassess their development road map now that they’re sitting on top of a pile of money to aid in the completion of the project.
The game’s creator, Dean Hall, posted on Reddit that Bohemia had never anticipated sales of this magnitude. They were, in fact, hoping to sell 250, 000 Early Access copies within three months. The fact that they’ve sold more than three times that amount in a fraction of the time just goes to show the levels of anticipation for the game.
“We’ll be finalizing our roadmap in mid January,” Hall explained, “but it is safe to say that this kind of result will be having a very positive effect on that roadmap.”
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