Lots of info in this status report as well as being a tweet by Hicks about a week or so ago about persistence being fully implemented into the DayZ Standalone. This patch is going to be epic!
As some of you may be aware, we’ve been experimenting a bit with the format and release day of the Status Reports coming into 2015. With upcoming changes to DayZ.com as a centralized point of information on the development of DayZ, the Status Reports will be released on Tuesdays from now on. Additionally, we’ll be making an effort to make the Status Reports more visual, for those who do not have the time to read what is new in the world of DayZ development.
Moving onto said development, you’ll soon be seeing the spawning of a different variation on the V3S. This variant will allow for the transportation of larger groups of players. The spawn rate across the world will remain at fifteen vehicles for the time. Initially you will not be able to access the inventory of the vehicle, this will be supported shortly on stable branch. As well, finalized animations, and firing from passenger positions will be supported in later builds on stable branch. The initial intent of spawning vehicles supporting large groups of players is to gauge both the performance, and functionality of large player groups moving together at high speed across Chernarus. Any issues discovered should be reported to feedback.dayzgame.com whenever possible.