DayZ

DayZ Standalone gets eight minutes of axey, compassy new footage

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I'm reliably informed by my spirit guide Ernest 'Don't Call Me Ernie' Ernie Shackleton that, before the age of iPhones and Sat-Nav and asking people for directions, compasses were once THE way to get around. Seeing as how satellites probably wouldn't work in the zombie post-apocalypse, it seems only right that DayZ's survivors are embracing the humble compass once more, as revealed in this new, eight-minute-long video of the upcoming standalone version. Also featured: the lovely new inventory system, and lots and lots of hitting zombies with an axe.

The DayZ standalone is still in pre-alpha, as mentioned in the FBI-style warning at the start of the video, despite being in development since before dinosaurs walked the Earth. (Alternatively, it only seems like that because of a handful of delays.) Dean 'Dean Hall' Hall and co. rather unreasonably want the game to perform well before they'll slap on the 'alpha' tag and release it into the wild - though if this video is any indication, we might not have too much longer to wait. (Yes, there are bugs present, but they appear to be of the easily-fixable kind.)

Thanks, PCGamesN.