PS4 DayZ hits PS4 - what will you do to survive a zombie apocalypse?

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The multiplayer survival horror phenomenon arrives on PlayStation Store - find out more

Chernarus was once been a popular tourist destination. Now it’s a post-apocalyptic wasteland struck by an unknown epidemic – and you’re one of the survivors immune to the virus, desperately trying to make it through another day.

We’re excited to introduce you to the authentic open world of DayZ – available today on PlayStation 4 in our most complete release so far! Get a quick intro to the gloomy, post-apocalyptic country of Chernarus in our brand-new live action trailer:


What if the zombie apocalypse actually happened?
DayZ is a persistent, 60-player online survival game, but when you immerse yourself into Chernarus, everything immediately feels disturbingly real. The fear of other survivors, the growling sounds of the infected, and the looming danger of permadeath makes you behave like you were actually there, surviving the apocalypse.

To achieve this feeling, we based many of the stunning locations you see across Chernarus on real places (as seen in the live action trailer!), and the environment design closely follows the landscape of a small region in the heart of Europe. DayZ is as real as it gets.





No laws, or rules – it’s pure survival
When society falls, it brings out both the worst and the best of mankind. In DayZ, we give players the ways and means to demonstrate what we’re capable of as human beings when following our basic survival instinct. There are all the ugly things of course (have you been force-fed a disinfectant spray before?), but at the same time, DayZ players can forge true friendships, or restore your faith in humanity through random acts of kindness.





How far will you personally go to survive? Are you a hero, or a bandit? The choice is yours. We don’t hold your hand or give you any artificial goals or rules to follow. The game is your playground, an online social experiment with one ultimate consequence for making bad decisions: in DayZ, when you die, you die.


This is DayZ, this is your story
A way to survive is to get a couple of friends together and play DayZ as an adrenaline multiplayer shooter, killing every survivor before they have the chance to get the better of you. You’ll have loads of fun (and loot!) for sure, but doing this, you’re missing out on the best: interacting with strangers and experiencing unscripted moments as they naturally enfold.

So while we don’t force you into anything, here’s a piece of advice on how to play DayZ: put yourself out there and try to talk before you shoot! From direct voice chat to public address system loudspeakers, DayZ offers a variety of communication tools to let the situation play out.

Yes, you will probably die often, but then, it’ll all click together once or twice, leaving you with an epic story to tell. And exactly this is DayZ – it’s your survival story. Make it a good one!

See you in Chernarus, Survivors!

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I think they have missed the boat on this one. The game is 5½ years old now, it's taken far too long to get to the PS4, the graphics look dated and they want £40 for it. If it was half the price I'd probably take a look but for now I'll likely pass on it.
 

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Heh, following my previous post, I finally picked up DayZ yesterday, having watched a bunch of Twitch streams on it recently. :lol:

If you don't know, it's a survival game set in the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus, where a mysterious plague has turned most of the population into violent "infected". As a survivor, you must scavenge the world for food, water, weapons, and medicine, while killing or avoiding the infected, and killing, avoiding, or cooperating with other players in an effort to survive.

It's an open world sandbox type game and graphically it isn't anything to write home about, it does look a bit dated at times, though it did actually look better than I thought it would. There are some bugs and issues but the gameplay is what I was after - harsh survival game and boy, it is at least to start with. You can build bases but I've not got that far yet and base building isn't as fancy as fancy as games like Fallout or Fortnite: Save The World.

I watched a lot of gameplay on Twitch before deciding to pick it up so I knew what I was getting into. I'm glad I did pick it up though, I had fun with it yesterday (despite dying 4 times and each time you die, you lose everything). I will be streaming some of my gameplay as I learn more about the game (and should be on it tomorrow morning) so if you fancy seeing a n00b learn the game the hard way and would like to ask questions whilst I suffer then do feel free to pop into the stream.
 
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