Following yesterday's announcement that a group of DayZ modders plan to intoduce paid real-money gambling to DayZ, Bohemia Interactive (who are working in conjunction with Dean Hall on the DayZ standalone version) have spoken out to urge them to stop; claiming that it "changes the focus" of what should be an "enjoyable" game.
"We believe that the elements of gambling that DayZ Bounty introduces challenges the basic game design aspects that DayZ is built upon," a Bohemia rep told VG247. "It changes the focus of DayZ from being a creative, enjoyable, gritty gaming experience to a game that is based almost solely on financial gain and that is not something we want to be associated with."
"We will be contacting the owners of the DayZ Bounty website directly over the coming days, to ask that they cease their activities in their current form."
DayZ Bounty Mode would have only be available as servers in the original mod, challenging players to buy packs of lives with real money and earn it back through kills. Would you have gotten involved?