DayZ Will Come To Consoles, Says Dean Hall

The maker of DayZ, Dean Hall, says that he intends to port his game to the console. Despite its popularity with the hardcore PC enthusiast demographic, the game designer believes that the console may be a good fit for the game.

“Certainly I think if we don’t, for want of a better word ‘fuck up,’ the PC release then I would say a console port is almost certain,” said Hall in an interview with The Escapist.

Hall deflected criticism that porting the game would somehow hurt the PC version of the game. “I know a lot of people get really hot and bothered about it. Like, I’m not a console gamer, I’m a PC gamer, but I don’t think it necessarily has to hurt things,” he said.

Hall admits that while no work has been done to port the game to the console as of yet, he believes that Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 platform is a likely candidate. “It appears to be the kind of game that Sony are interested in, I think we just have to wait and see,” he said. “We’ve talked and met with Sony, and they’re very — you know, they’re obviously interested.”

DayZ is currently available as a mod for Arma 2 and will be available as a standalone title this December.

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On April 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm

This is good news, but I’d still prefer PC personally. Not sure how they change the strange and unwieldy inventory or control systems for the standalone, but it’d be a challenge trying to cram all of it onto a console controller. I’m sure they’ll figure it out, but the process sounds like a real pain.

Wonder if it’s possible to have console players and PC players on the same servers? I haven’t really thought of this before so I’m unsure what kind of obstacles are in place that have prevented developers from implementing this already: don’t play nice with each other, compatibility issues, or having to increase server capacity to deal with the load?

Don’t know, just that I look forward to the standalone regardless. Stopped playing the mod because of the constant hacking and horrible controls/UI.