DayZ standalone game reaches 1.7 million downloads

The DayZ standalone game, which remains in Alpha, has now sold 1.7 million copies, the game’s creator Dean Hall revealed during a developer session at EGX Rezzed 2014 today. Furthermore, the original Arma 2 mod has now been downloaded more than 2 million times. Hall also revealed that Bohemia has acquired Slovakia-based Cauldron Studios. Rebranded Bohemia Slovakia, the 25-person team will be focussed only on DayZ.

Bohemia Interactive sold 1.7 million copies of DayZ’s standalone version and has opened a new studio in Bratislava, Slovakia, creator Dean Hall has announced. Hall revealed the news live on stage at EGX Rezzed 2014, where he also said that the game’s original Arma 2 mod has now been downloaded more than 2 million times. Bohemia Interactive Slovakia will employ the staff, facilities, and technologies of developer Cauldron, but Bohemia isn’t calling it an acquisition. “In 2013, Bohemia Interactive opened a new studio in Bratislava, Slovakia – as part of the Czech company’s portfolio of next-generation game development studios,” Bohemia said in a statement toEurogamer. “The new studio is composed by former recruits from the successful Slovak studio Cauldron, and has acquired selected Cauldron facilities and technologies.”

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