It’s often cause for concern when games are in Early Access for such an extended period of time. In a similar fashion to what is usually referred to as development hell, we see on many occasions games being stuck in Early Access, sometimes for years at a time. DayZ is an example of this, though it has now been announced that beta tests will be coming to consoles next year.
DayZ presents an online open-world survival game in which you’ll be tasked with escaping from zombies and fight for your lives. Having been in Early Access since 2013, the game seems to finally be ready to hit the beta stage in 2018, with testing coming to both PC and consoles.
So DayZ has been in Early Access for nearly four years, which is a ridiculously long time now. The developers have wanted to present a game that they could describe as “flawless,” and after countless patches, tweaks, bug fixes, as well as new modes, features and other viable content, it looks like DayZ is finally ready to hit beta.
Bohemia Interactive, the developers of the game, has stated that their next focus after the PC will be to look at the Xbox One version of the game, which boasts a massive community of hardcore online survival gamers.
DayZ will finally leave Early Access in 2018, and will also bring itself to consoles to open it up to a completely new audience.