DayZ will take center stage at Bohemia Interactive's E3 booth.
The DayZ standalone project has had a rocky path. As the built-from-the-ground-up reboot of the zombie-filled survival mod for ArmA 2, it's experienced quite a few delays. A lot of great ideas have been thrown around by creator Dean Hall, but we haven't seen much of it in action - till now. Bohemia Interactive has revealed Dayz will finally be displayed for the first time on E3's show floor.
Players will get to check out DayZ standalone's completely reworked inventory system, as well as a new crafting system. This version will hopefully see some more polish, too, with the help of new animations. More towns have been added to DayZ's haunting Chernarus map, and a greater amount of enterable buildings have been erected to give players more hidey-holes to eke out their miserable, starvation-riddled lives in.
A mod of Bohemia Interactive's ARMA 2, DayZ is a massively multiplayer survival horror game. In DayZ you play a lone survivor exploring a massive, persistent countryside in search of supplies to keep you alive in a world overrun by zombies. In addition to fighting the undead you'll need to manage hunger, thirst and contend with other players who may prove friends or enemies depending on their own momentary whims.
There'll be 12 PCs available to gamers at booth #2523. A significant portion of Bohemia's crew will be on hand to walk players through the games, including Dean Hall and Matt Lightfoot of the DayZ team. DayZ is one of the few recent experiences to have really shaken me up the past year, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what features will come with the standalone version - a new flavor of canned beans, perhaps?