DayZ creator Dean Hall eyes UK development scene

The creator of zombie-horror hit DayZ is set to move to the UK.

New Zealand-born Dean Hall is planning to work with London-based technology firm Improbable, MCV understands.

Improbable, which is run by former Crytek general manager Nick Button-Brown, describes itself as a company that is developing ‘experimental technology’ to create ‘new kinds of online games’.

Hall originally created DayZ in 2012 as a mod for Bohemia Interactive’s military simulator title ARMA II.

It was such a hit that Bohemia – based in the Czech Republic – hired Hall to create a stand-alone game.

The DayZ PC title launched on Steam in its Alpha state in December last year, and sold 2m units worldwide in just six months.

Hall announced in February that he would be leaving Bohemia by the end of the year.

Neither Hall or Improbable would confirm the news. MCV hopes to bring you the latest on the collaboration in the coming months.

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