Dean Hall's Arma 2 zombie survival mod DayZ is going to be released by Bohemia Interactive, Arma 2's developer, as a standalone game, a new post on the DayZ tumblr confirms. The mod won't be going anywhere, and will actually continue to be updated "in parallel with the development of the game." The tumblr continues to be your source for mod update, while the new game's Internet presence will be established at www.dayzgame.com, though the site isn't live just yet.
This new standalone DayZ will follow the example set by Minecraft with a community alpha that will be sold for "a heavily discounted price." The game will take shape over time in a live testing environment, which makes sense given the MMO nature of how it all works. Hall promises to reveal more details "over the coming weeks," but this is great news for fans of the mod.