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DayZ has become many people’s only experience of the realistic, if somewhat irritating, engine behind Arma 2. It is one of the most successful mods of all time, and yet Bohemia Interactive were fearful of the reaction fans would have to the announcement that the project was going stand alone.

Speaking to McV at Gamescom, the studio’s CEO Marek Spanel revealed this fear as well as their surprise to how the news was actually received:

“We feared how they may react because they might feel it was not fair because they had to pay money for something that was initially free if they owned Arma II. But we have been really surprised because they have been really positive and really supportive.”

Spanel then went into the reasons that the team decided that moving over to a stand alone version was the only way the game could evolve:

“To support DayZ properly, »

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