Even though we sorta-kinda already knew, DayZ creator Dean "Rocket" Hall has spelled it out: "DayZ will be developed as a standalone game."
The full release - unsurprisingly also known as DayZ - will be developed by Bohemia Interactive, with Rocket taking on the role of project lead. The New Zealand-born developer describes this as a "fairy-tale outcome" for the project, which was launched just four months as a mod for Bohemia's military FPS ArmA II and has already claimed more than one million fans.
I realize people will have many, many questions - but we wanted to let everyone know the announcement now. Over the coming weeks, these questions will be answered.
Rocket explains that the new game "will follow the Minecraft development model" - with the community alpha available for a heavily discounted price, and plenty of fast iterations to follow.