Bohemia Interactive's DayZ has finally left early access and PC players will be able to play the game for free all weekend.
Well, this has been a long time coming. DayZ was an important game when it first launched in Early Access. The ARMA spinoff helped launch the survival genre, which came to take over the PC platform for a while. However, it's been five years since then and the big survival boom died down in the last year or two.
However, developer Bohemia Interactive is going to see if it can pull players back in as DayZ has now finally left Early Access. If you've been playing the game up to the release, you might not notice a massive difference, but if you've been waiting to see what the finished product looks like, well now you can now finally do that. You can check out the game in this 1.0 launch trailer for the game right here:
There is, of course, more to come from the game too, as Bohemia Interactive stated it would outline their plans going forward in the new year.
If you're curious to see what DayZ is about though, you can pop in over the weekend free of charge. If you head to Steam, the developer is currently running a free-to-play weekend to celebrate the release. The game is also discounted 15% during this time. This will last until Monday.
It should be pretty interesting to see what DayZ finally looks like in its released form. It's had a long old development cycle, run by player engagement and play. Hopefully it came together and crafted a great zombie-survival experience.