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DayZ Out Now on PS4, Retail Release Coming Later This Year

If Days Gone and World War Z wasn’t enough zombie for you, we’ve now got DayZ competing for space and time on the PS4 hard drive. Who said zombies was done to death?

DayZ is out now on PS4 and has been since last week, actually. However, Bohemia Interactive’s hard-as-nails post-apocalyptic zombie survival sim is only available as a digital download. That means if you buy the game and don’t like it – and let’s face it, that is a possibility – then you’re S.O.L thanks to Sony’s backwards refund policy.

If you can hang on a little longer, though, you’ll soon have the choice between a digital download and a retail disc that can be traded, sold or burnt on a fire in front of Bohemia’s offices. Bohemia Interactive and Sold Out announced today that the latter will be taking on publishing duties to bring DayZ to retail later this year.

“We’re so excited to be bringing the PS4 and Xbox One versions of DayZ to physical retail following its phenomenal success digitally,” said Garry Williams CEO Sold Out. “Survival games don’t get much more intense than this.”

Unfortunately there isn’t a more solid release date, just the promise of a release “later this year.” What we do have is a brand new gameplay trailer, so direct your peepers upwards and have a gander to see if it’s something you’d be interested in.

If you’re blissfully unaware as to what DayZ is, it’s a survival sim set in a post-apocalyptic world filled with the undead. The zombies are a hindrance but your biggest enemies are other survivors and the elements. You need to eat, drink, sleep, tend to your wounds, and keep a decent supply of weapons if you’re to survive a few hours. The game started out as a mod for ARMA 2 before being completely reworked into a standalone game. Now, several years later, the popular PC game has shuffled onto consoles.

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