DayZ's Xbox One Early Access Version Delayed to 2016

Zombie game now slated to launch in first quarter of next year.

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The Xbox One version of zombie game DayZ has been delayed. Previously expected to launch this winter through the console's new Game Preview program, it's now slated to arrive in Q1 2016 (January-March).

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Developer Bohemia Interactive announced the news on Twitter. DayZ is also coming to PlayStation 4, though a release date for that version has not been announced.

Announced at E3 2015, Xbox Game Preview functions similar to Steam's Early Access program. However, instead of buying an unfinished product upfront, Xbox One owners can play a trial, then decide if they want to commit. Other games in the program include The Long Dark, Elite: Dangerous, and Ark: Survival Evolved.

DayZ arrived on Steam Early Access in December 2013, selling 1 million copies in four weeks. By May 2014, the game had reached 2 million in sales. As of January 2015, it had sold more than 3 million copies. The game's creator, Dean Hall, has left Bohemia and established his own studio in New Zealand.

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