A DayZ Early Access entry appeared on the Steam Database yesterday and it didn’t take very long for people to notice. The entry states that the app is currently “available” but it is not currently purchasable.
DayZ creator Dean Hall told Joystiq when asked for clarification “All I can say is that progress has been very good, we’re a mix of nervous and excited. And as I’d stated on my twitter when I announced my break from social media/updates, we are on the final lap. Part of the final process involves the actual administration of the release, which is actually surprisingly complex and time-consuming.” He went on to say, “So, to confirm, there is no release date announcement and we’re 100 percent focused on getting the alpha out the door.”
Any further updates on the situation will be posted as they are released.