DayZ Zombie

Proving that a game doesn’t need to be good to be popular, Bohemia Interactive this week announced DayZ has sold over 3 million copies since hitting early access in December 2013.

It took only four weeks for the zombie multiplayer game to hit the one million mark, and the latest achievement proves interest is only rising. The game has been in alpha for over a year now, and developers don’t expect the title to hit beta until the end of 2015—an entire roadmap has been laid out by Bohemia for features and fixes, and it’s going to be a long, long process.

“We would like to say thank you to every single one of the three million players that have joined us on the journey of making DayZ,” said project lead David Durcak. “You all have helped make DayZ the best open world, zombie survival game.”

Durcak also added that the team is working on more design improvements, along with much-needed anti-hack solutions. Hacking has run rampant in DayZ since the game’s launch, plaguing an already fractured experience.

Bohemia has promised the final game would be ready sometime in 2016, so there’s still a long ways to go. In the meantime, a console version is supposedly being worked on, though very little information has been shared since the announcement.