DayZ is Launching as a Game Preview on Xbox One

The game will be using the early access Game Preview model.

By L.B. Lubomski

Earlier today, Bohemia Interactive released a teaser trailer announcing that their popular zombie survival game DayZ is making its way to the Xbox One as a part of Game Preview. In case you're unfamiliar with it, Game Preview is essentially an early access program exclusively for Microsoft's home gaming console.

Bohemia had previously announced late last year that they planned to bring DayZ to the Xbox One and, most recently, some Xbox Insiders were invited to a closed preview in order to test out the game ahead of its widespread release.


DayZ has been in early access on Steam since 2013, although it originally began life as a mod for military simulation game Arma, also developed by Bohemia Interactive. It is part free-roaming survival simulator and part battle royale with both PVE and PVP elements.

While players can work together to fend off zombies, DayZ is notorious for its hostile interactions with other players which can include tying them up as a hostage and essentially torturing them. From force-feeding them to playing Russian roulette, the game has been known to bring the grievers out in full force.

DayZ will be available as an Xbox Game Preview starting on August 29th.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.