DayZ_BannerSome exciting news over on the DayZ development blog. Rocket, Lead Developer on the Standalone and Matt Lightfoot, Production Assistant, have released a video blog, seen after the jump, covering some of the new updates on the game.

The video blog puts the development team closer to the games fans by allowing everyone to actually see what’s been going on over at the DayZ standalone camp.

The video shows off some of the new menu system, user interface and clothing system.  Later in the video they show off some tweaked areas of the map known as Chernarus, from the Arma II mod.  They also explain some of the loot spawn system.

“It would be fair to say that inventory and crafting are the key development objective currently, second only to the client/server architecture (makes DayZ more like an MMO), and new zombie AI mechanics (an ongoing task).

It’s interesting to watch someone running around in the actual game world.  We get to see inside some of the houses and buildings that, up until now, we’ve only been able to see in photos.

I hope the team keeps up with the video blogging.   Until now I’ve been losing a bit of interest in the game.  All the hype toward the end of last year, when the game was originally slated to be released,  has died off as a release date is no longer existent.   Being able to visually follow the progress through the videos should help keep the interest of the fans.

Check out the 15:00 video below.

Will you be getting the standalone?  What one feature are you most looking forward to or hoping for?

JB

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