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Bohemia urges DayZ gambling modders to cease operations

Studio claims fan-made Bounty mod goes against its design principals

Czech studio Bohemia Interactive is calling for the creators of a new gambling DayZ mod to cease their operations.

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'DayZ Bounty' is an unofficial mod add-on that adds a gambling dynamic to the title. After each player buys-in entry to a server, players are rewarded with cash for eliminating others.

But a spokesperson for Bohemia interactive has told VG247 that the studio is requesting that the add-on closes down.

"We believe that the elements of gambling that DayZ Bounty introduces challenges the basic game design aspects that DayZ is built upon," read a statement by the studio.

"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."

It added: "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 is the latest PC mod success story - a game that introduced survival horror to the military shooter ArmA 2 and caught the attention of millions. A full, standalone version of the game is now in development.

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